First off let me start out this post with this...Dwarf Puffers are @holes! Mod edit that if it's too much lol, but I'm serious! I got my puffers a couple of weeks ago and have been fighting with them ever since. They eat snails no problem, blood worms we have a problem....The problem isn't that they don't like them, or won't eat them, it's that they run each other off trying to keep the all to themselves lol. I grab a worm or 2 and use my tongs to hold it, one will come up and just as he is about to bite, another will dart from across the tank and run it off. Blood worm falls to the substrate to rot and pollute the tank...
Well today that changed! I only tossed a few snails in the tank yesterday, and didn't give them many worms. This morning when the lights came on, they were all lined up at the front of the tank waiting..Not paying attention, I went about working on my CO2 regulator, then I noticed I had an audience watching my every move. If i walked past the tank they would swim and follow me. All 6 of them.
6!!! I had thought 1 died after the first day for 2 weeks I have only been able to count 5 at a time never 6. Today the hungry lil buggers all came out
See why I call them @holes? lol Anyhow I just wanted to share my time with the lil fellows and tell anyone who is thinking of starting a Dwarf Puffer tank...DO IT! These guys are soooo amusing all this aggression in that tiny little body. The unique way they hunt, the way I can sit there for 10 minutes looking right at one and never see it till it wants to be seen, and most of all the way they interact with me now.
Thanks for taking the time to read this, sorry about such a long post about something so simple, but I am just extremely happy with my lil @holes