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Old 02-17-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Striped burr puffer

I traded my porcupine puffer for a striped burr puffer fish he's pretty kool an he seems to be doin good in my tank just want to see if any one else have experience with these fish so I can have alil info my porc puffer was 7 inches long an very healthy the burr is 5 inches hit me up with info plz really cool looking fish
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:36 AM   #2
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Treat for internal parasites (such as Prazipro or jungle meds). According to 2 puffer hobbyist who owns this species, these fish are prone to worms for the first several months. This is not the case for all burrfish though. I've heard each burrfish require minimum 75g, plus more gallons if other fish are going to live in the tank.

Care is pretty much the same as owning a porcupine.
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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Yea I have him in a 75 gallon tank seems to be doin pretty good eats fine but swims really slow compare to my porcupine
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Give him a few more days to get acquainted with his new home. Does he eat well?
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Yea he eat but also eat very slow like I give him frozen craw fish an krill but nibs at it
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If it's the burrfish I'm thinking about it's nocturnal and big fin nipper during the night . Got any pics?
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Old 02-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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Il upload some in a bit
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Old 02-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #8
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So how often should i feed my burr puffer once a day or once every other day wat do I guys recommended
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Old 02-20-2012, 11:42 PM   #9
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3inches or less - feed 6 days per week
3-5inches - feed 3 times per week
6-8 inches - feed 1-2 times per week

The bigger they get, the less often you feed but the more they will consume per meal.
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Ok he's about 3 inches I'd say but like I said eats very slow I feed him krill he chews it up an hardly swallows it an eats very little
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