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Old 02-17-2012, 10:09 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, 02:36 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, 09:23 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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Old 02-18-2012, 01:18 PM   #5
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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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Old 02-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #6
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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, 03:28 PM   #7
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Il upload some in a bit
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:10 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, 10:42 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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Old 02-20-2012, 11:49 PM   #10
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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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Old 02-21-2012, 12:36 AM   #11
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You could also try feeding other food. Maybe he is not a fan of krill.
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Old 02-21-2012, 07:41 AM   #12
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My lionfish is 13" and I still feed every day or atleast every other day. I'd say, if you can afford the food costs then go ahead and feed him every day or so.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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I think il just feed him 4 days a week but not 4 days straight ukno what I mean it's just so he does make a lot if waste in my water
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Also my nitrites are high I used prime conditioner it says it makes nitrites less toxic to fish but in still doin water changes every other day to get them lowered
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If your nitrites aren't 0, then you must be battling a cycle. Describe your setup.

Fish can easily be overfed.
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I used ammonia to cycle my tank 1 year ago but I guess I was over feeding my fish that why I got high nitrites cause of ammonia but it should go down with a few water changes no biggie
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Thanx for that link now I kno not to over feed my puffer an that's it's not easy for them to die from starvation i will only feed him a few time a week thanx lots
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Was also think of buying a **** load of ghost shrimp like a an out them in a feeder tank and throw a couple o them in the tank a few times a week so he can hunt them like in the wild that would be cool
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Was also think of buying a **** load of ghost shrimp like a an out them in a feeder tank and throw a couple o them in the tank a few times a week so he can hunt them like in the wild that would be cool
I use to do that before for my triggers. It was pretty neat.
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So u think if I buy lots of ghost shrim they will survive long enough in salt water to be hunted ?
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