|07-26-2012 03:56 PM|
I have 2 dwarf puffers in a 8 gallon tank with 1 pygmy cory (he was a rescue) and a bunch of cherry shrimp. The puffers treat the cory cat like it's their child, and they ignore the shrimp.
Mine eat frozen blood worms, but I try to make sure that they get the smaller sized blood worms. The bigger normal sized ones are harder for them to eat.
My puffs were super skiddish at first, and it seems to really take quite a while for them to warm up to others. The male always hangs back and watches, vs. the female who is always up front to say hi. I have had them for about 6 months now and I love them!
|07-25-2012 07:41 PM|
|dubels||Mine hates frozen brine shrimp. It must vary from puffer to puffer. As my puffers hate hunting, well at least one of them.|
|07-25-2012 03:45 PM|
|michaelracer||yeah i tried for months with many different types of frozen and they wouldn't even look at it|
|07-25-2012 07:41 AM|
|07-25-2012 06:32 AM|
I've had at least 3 dwarf puffers in a 25 gal.
I fed them frozen blood worms, which they slurped up like spaghetti. Slowly, but surely. Quicker fish would usually eat almost everything before they could. I hear they like to eat snails.
|07-25-2012 06:05 AM|
|michaelracer||def not, they should only be kept by themselves or larger puffer fish|
|07-25-2012 06:02 AM|
|HybridHerp||do you think a dwarf puffer would go well with endlers? I don't know much about dwarf puffers|
|07-25-2012 05:48 AM|
I feed mine frozen blood worms now only because one of the puffer does not eat snails.
|07-25-2012 04:38 AM|
That's a good idea. Definitely keep an eye on them. My two puffers didn't work out in a 5 gallon, which is why they got moved to a 12 gallon.
|07-25-2012 04:35 AM|
|michaelracer||indian dwarf puffers love worms and snails, really hard to get them to eat frozen foods. I wouldn't go past 3 puffers in a 5 gallon tank I currently have 6 in a 20H with 3 otocinclus and 4 amano shrimp ( they have been this way for 3 years now) extremely fun fish to keep with great personality and are one of the few fish that pay attention to what you are doing outside the tank, they also begin to recognize they owner or whoever feeds them.|
|07-25-2012 04:25 AM|
|Crispino Labayen Ramos||what do they eat?|
|07-25-2012 04:20 AM|
|HybridHerp||so, would you say it is okay to have 2 dwarf puffers in a 5 or should it only be one in a 5 gallon tank? Lovely little setup you've got|
|07-25-2012 02:22 AM|
I have had one puff before. Friend stuck her finger into the tank and poked it. It puffed up for a quick second and then went back to normal.
You can feed them bloodworms once the snail population is done. But with MTS I doubt they would go through them too fast. With pond snails I never see them without a bluge in their stomach.
They are the only fish I really like keeping because they have so much personality. They keep swimming around trying to look at me. When I sit on the couch to the right of the tank I always see them checking me out. That is why my puffer tank is in my living room and my rili and OEBT tank is in my office. They are so fun to interact with all the time.
|07-25-2012 01:47 AM|
Since their eyes are located on the front of their head (unlike most fish), they look you directly in the eyes. Most of my other fish swam around like they didn't care for me, but my puffers were always ready to interact with me.
|07-25-2012 01:43 AM|
|radioman||Do they seem to have a personality?|
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