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Old 11-21-2002, 03:22 PM   #1
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water salinity for puffers

Hi, I just aquired 2 dwarf puffers and 2 green spotted puffers. I have them in the same 20 gallon tank with lots of plants and caves. The salinity is a little over 1.000 (roughly 1 tsp per gallon). They seem to be doing allright and happy. I am feeding them frozen bloodworms and shrimp pellets. They are all under 1 inch as of yet and I do plan to put them in my bigger tank as they grow. I understand that their teeth continue to grow unless they eat hard things, can anyone give me some ideas of what kind of food to feed these little guys.
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Hi something_fishy,

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Food : Live is preferred. Frozen brine shrimp or blood worms are suitable. Most puffers will accept freeze dried bloodworms or the like. In the wild they eat crustaceans and snails. Supplementing the puffers with snails or live ghost shrimp is a very good idea. Their teeth are developed for chewing threw snail shell, and their are reports of people having to trim the teeth of their puffers which are not fed hard foods.
I did a quick GOOGLE search on "spotted green puffer", there is tons of great information on the web.

I hope this helps.
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Sorry, I forgot to include the water requirements...

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[Water Requirements]
pH: 7.8
General Hardness: 12DH
Temperature: 76 F
http://chunkypuff.net/projectpuffer/t_nigroviridus.htm
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****, I am lousy at cut and paste today !!!

Salinity: Fresh to Full Marine (0.0 to 1.021 ppt)
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www.pufferlovers.com is an excellent place for puffer info. Eliott aka pufferlover has kept many different puffers over the years with much success. It is a small board with little activity but your questions WILL be answered.

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ALso I suggest checking our your library or they might still be on news stands is the Nov or Dec issue of AFM.

They had a nice article on freshwater puffers.
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