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  1. gabetc
    02-09-2012 08:50 AM - permalink
    hello, i am researching the art of a micro planted tank and feel the dwarf puffer is the species i would most like to showcase in my desktop tank. i am just beginning the process. could you be so kind as to give me a few pointers. thank you so much!
  2. Lil' Swimz$
    06-21-2011 03:40 AM - permalink
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    Yo! Where have you been lately? How's the puffs.
  3. Lyretail
    04-14-2011 07:13 PM - permalink
    I saw your comment on the dwarf puffers and want to know if you could share some info with me! My 6 yr old son is totally fascinated with puffers in general but is in love with these little guys. We've cycled a 10 gallon tank for over a month and have it set up for a trio. We haven't gotten our puffers yet though but might do so soon
  4. WillyJ
    09-28-2010 08:06 PM - permalink
    kk, good info on the guppies! So it's okay to let them eat a few of the fry on a monthly basis, or should I skip this? I thought this would be a good method of population control for the promiscuous guppies, but if it's potentially harmful to the puffers then I will stay away. I haven't noticed them chasing the 4-5 2 week old guppies that were already in the tank, but I'm sure they probably will eventually.

    Even though the M:F ratio isn't needed, I'm thinking about adding another female anyways. The tank is pretty empty with just 2 tiny puffers and a couple shrimp and fry.
  5. WillyJ
    09-28-2010 04:50 PM - permalink
    Yep! My high tech tank (which housed 8 tiger barbs, a cory, 2 kuhli loaches and the 2 puffers) tested high for Nitrites last night (0.2 ppm) which I think was due to overstocking... The tiger barbs have grown so much! I moved the puffers (making sure they were never exposed to air) to my new 20g long NPT. I then drip acclimated them. This tank has been cycling, and I added RCS and guppy fry a few days ago. All parameters looked good and the guppies and shrimp seemed happy, so I figured this would be best for the puffers. They are happily exploring and having a blast watching themselves in the mirror behind the tank. Do you think it would be a good idea to add another female? I've heard they do better with a 2:1 female to male ratio.
  6. WillyJ
    09-28-2010 03:40 PM - permalink
    Yeah I'm not a total newb lol
  7. WillyJ
    09-28-2010 01:05 AM - permalink
    I was told it definitely does not contain copper. I did a 50% water change the next day and put carbon in the filter. I saw no signs of stress in the fish.
  8. WillyJ
    09-27-2010 10:44 PM - permalink
    So I treated the whole tank with Clout and the next day the female was expelling some nasty stuff, but now she seems much happier! I talked to the LFS owner and he mentioned that all his Otos are wild caught. These guys were likely the cause.
  9. WillyJ
    09-24-2010 10:49 PM - permalink
    Okay, would it be best to treat the whole tank since the other fish in there have beenexposed to the parasite? Good to know about not exposing her to air, why is this bad? Thanks for answering all my questions
  10. WillyJ
    09-24-2010 08:58 PM - permalink
    I did a little research and it looks like if I can't get her to eat I can do a medicated bath in a QT tank. Do you have a perticular medication you would recommend? It looks like Fenbendazole or Droncit would be good. Going to hit my LFS this afternoon and see what they recommend.

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    I'm a theatre and sustainability student who loves animals.
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