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03-10-2014 05:07 AM
Raihana Those guys are cute! Great info!
I have a couple of GSPs, different enough that I think they are different species though. (I think 3 differents species are considered GSPs?)
I like the newness of keeping brackish but it does have it's limitations!
03-06-2014 05:32 AM
dubels Sadly I don't think the SA will make it much longer. Been battling with IP since I got him. Haven't been able to solve it with all kinds of medication. Got ich halfway into the IP treatment and had to treat with paraguard. If I can't get rid of the IP he isn't going to live much longer.
03-05-2014 07:59 PM
cownose-ray The SA Puffer will grow to 5+ inches.
03-04-2014 07:20 PM
dubels Definitely have a lot of character. I can't wait to move them to a ten gallon. Probably going to swap out their tank with the ten gallon I have running and do a total redo of the ten once the latest batch of shrimp babies get to a good size.

Not a big fan of how hard it is to do a planted tank with this tanks stock light and how it leaks if the cords are allowed to go straight down.

If I am going to continue to house these two together I need to break up the sight lines more. No aggression yet but it could come at any time.
02-26-2014 05:24 AM
twone21 I have two in a ten gallon. Wish I had a bigger tank for them. People think its weird how i only have 2 super small fish in a tank but I think less is more. They have more personality than any other fish I've ever seen. They seem to know who I am whereas other fish could care less.
02-26-2014 12:08 AM
dubels I absolutely hate this tank but love the occupants: 1 DP and 1 South American puffer.

This tank has huge condensation issues with the top and will cause water to drip down the back of the tank down the wires if they are not taped to the top of the lid. The problem is that the top of the lid is so hot that duck tape does not stay on it for very long and it will randomly leak all over the floor on me.

Anyways here are updated pictures:

07-26-2012 03:56 PM
Calmia22 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
rocksmom
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indian dwarf puffers love worms and snails, really hard to get them to eat frozen foods...
I haven't found this to be true at all, so it must vary from puffer to puffer. Mine loves frozen brine shrimp. He prefers them over bloodworms, but his favorite is definitely live snails. When I drop a snail in his tank it barely hits the bottom before he's on it. I think the trick to the frozen foods might be to let the current in the tank move it so they can "hunt." I don't use a dish or turkey baster or anything, I just drop a couple at a time in with a plastic spoon and they swirl around until he chases them down.
07-25-2012 06:32 AM
iris I've had at least 3 dwarf puffers in a 25 gal.
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Do they seem to have a personality?
They are like the dogs of the fish world, mine would actually come to the front of the tank when I was near. Always hanging out near the surface if I was near. Curious little guys. I kept them with 4 black skirted tetras and while they are nippers/like their space, the puffers were too slow to really catch them.
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.
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Do they every puff up? im not even sure if that is somethingthey cant even do
Unknowingly, I had an filter without a sponge in it and I came home one day to find one of them puffed and stuck in the filter. I turned off the filter and hoped it hadn't been there long. It eventually deflated and went along its way. But they did get stuck a lot, I think due to their curiosity.
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
dubels
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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
Honestly I got lucky that with my selection of puffers. The two I have tolerate each other so well. They swim together all the time. But because puffers are messy eaters and the possibility of fighting I would suggest only one. I might change out this entire tank because it is almost impossible to grow plants in it. I need to change the light around a bit.

I feed mine frozen blood worms now only because one of the puffer does not eat snails.
07-25-2012 04:38 AM
LICfish 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.

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Yeah. I might change things around. I have kept an eye on the parameters and everything seems fine. But if there is a territorial issue I will rehouse a puffer.
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