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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
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Malabar Dwarf Puffers

I just got some of these puffers and was curious if Whole baby Freeze Dried shrimp would be good to feed them since I forgot to buy the frozen brine shrimp.

Also are there any meats or cooked foods they would eat?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 08:49 PM
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I use live black worms. others use frozen blood worms and live snails. let us know if the freeze dried shrimp or other meats work!
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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Using freeze dried food isn't a good idea , Using dry freeze dried foods can cause health issues and can lead to death, much like feeding uncooked rice to birds.
I would feed them frozen bloodworms as a staple diet. Mine currently dont eat frozen so eat live bloodworms, im training them to eat frozen bloodworms as many do.
Also brine shrimp are not a good diet for dwarf puffers , they dont have the correct nutrients in turn this will shorten their life.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:39 PM
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Im not sure.if I have the same puffers but I know they are small and dwarf. I didn't realize they didn't eat algae wafers. They do eat my snails, so hopefully they wont starve. My snail population is very little thanks to these guys.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 12:51 AM
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Holy cow! how little are these guys! i've just recently noiced a lot of people getting these fish and now i realize why! they look really cool

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 01:49 AM
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Mine are on a primary diet of frozen bloodworms, I also give them live snails daily and frozen brine shrimp every once in a while.

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 06:00 AM
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The other half and I feed ours live blackworms and snails. They are particularly fond of snails. We've had good luck in getting them to spawn as well!

I like creepy things, vines included.

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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 02:27 PM
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Decent website dedicated to Dwarf Puffers.

Mine eat snails, live blackworms, and frozen bloodworms. Nothing else that I have tried perked their interest.

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