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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2004, 05:26 AM Thread Starter
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Got three of them today. They're all females and still pretty young (about 1/2 inch apiece). They seem to like the tank (10-gallon planted tank). I dunno if they've tried a snail yet... the snails kind of disappeared... "Puffers!! Run for your lives!!"

I got some frozen bloodworms to feed to them. Broke off a piece and put it in the water but the puffers didn't eat much. The two guppies I have in there wolfed most of them down. Stupid, fat guppies! :evil: They're going to the LFS tomorrow. Their work here is done (cycling the tank).

The puffers have been cracking me up all night! I love their personalities! They're patrolling the whole tank at all times... seeing what they can find. They're scared of the guppies but will chase the goby, which is 6 times their size, all over the tank :hehe:

The most interesting thing so far is watching them eat! I only saw two of them eat (just one bloodworm each), but the way they suck it in, spit it out, suck it in, spit it out, suck it in, spit it out was cracking me up. It's like they were "playing with their food". I had flashbacks to my mom yelling at me at dinner for making sculptures out of my mashed potatoes
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yep yep! I love them for all that they do! I'm glad its all females instead of all males! There we start to eat more once they get usted to the there really small......try getting some goust shrimp and feed them to them too....they will tear them apart! Member to keep the beek trimmed.....if it gets to bad and u need help PM me and i can give you an article on how to trim the beek ur putting them asleep. cheers!
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-16-2004, 06:19 AM
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Someone online introduce me to them and I think they're just the cutest things. I wish I knew about them earlier. I didn't even know we can keep puffers as pet. I thought they were too exotic. Just reading your post makes me want them really bad. I can't wait to get puffers!

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2004, 06:08 AM
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geez ... now i also want puffers ...
but now it makes me wonder ...
.... keep the beek trimmed? ..... huh?

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