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Old 11-12-2012, 04:51 AM   #1
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Derpy Pea Puffer


I caught this pic of my new Pea Puffer today, and thought I should share it, because it is SO DARN CUTE.



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Old 11-12-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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I like it! Now you just need a cation contest for it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Awesome pic! I love how they have a staring contest with the snail before pouncing
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:42 PM   #4
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@spiritwind- haha, I'd love to see what people came up with!

@supermoto- I know! She spends nearly all of her time stalking the various snails I have in the tank :]
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:58 PM   #5
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"We meet again Neo... This time, you will not be so lucky."

*Bubbles whiz by as they fight in mid-water*
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #6
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I have 3 DP's ; i haven't had them for long, its taken me weeks to teach them snails are food , they realized yesterday they were food and have quickly devoured all of them ! Does yours eat frozen? Mine will only eat live brine shrimp and sometimes live blood worms... Anway their amazing fish and i adore watching them. They seem to leave their otto friends alone wich is good
Does she live with anyone? ( im assuming shes female as that whats she looks like)
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #7
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I just got two on Saturday they are still getting use to my tank i think. Nothing will entertain them haha, snails or frozen blood worms.

I might have to try the live brine shrimps.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:47 PM   #8
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Puffer diet... Mine are addicted to snails. Even the ones coming from different lfs, they see snails and they go crazy. I tried frozen to no avail. Havent tried live brine shrimp yet. Can't keep up with the snails, so i feed them every other day. I transfer one of them to my shrimp tank to feast on the snails every once in a while also. They dont touch the shrimp, not even the babies, all they do is hunt the morsels.
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I'd love to get these guys, but I'm nervous they'd upset my shrimp and cray equilibrium. Maybe someday

Awesome picture!


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My puffer doesn't eat anything but snails and microfauna. She refuses to eat frozen foods, such a brat. I've started some worm cultures so hopefully she'll eat those too. She lives in the tank with a large snail population, but I have a feeling I'm going to have to get some kind of critter keeper to breed some snails, because she's doing a good job riddling the tank with snail shells.
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Mine ADORE live brine shrimp. Im trying to get them to eat frozen bloodworms... its not going good !
I was so excited when finding 8 pond snails that must of come in of my plants i got 1 month ago as eggs and where now mating ! Sadly only 1 remains wich they wont touch but will rip apart any others just not that one
There the best fish i could ask for tough , everytime i come to the tank they all rush to the front to see me .. or the food XD
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Does anyone have any experience with vacation and feeding their puffers?

I don't have any yet but I will be away for about 12 days at the end of December and I am wondering if I should just wait until I return before I get them?! Seems like too long a period without feeding. Or any other options for slower feeding like getting a bunch of snails etc?!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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I have two now, and both were vicious snail destroyers the instant I got them in the tank! I'm only feeding them snails right now since I have a BAJILLION. However, I feel they're not getting enough food from just the snails, so I'll be getting frozen bloodworms this weekend.
As for vacation feeding, I get a fishy friend here on campus to babysit for me, but I'm only going to be gone for 5 days or so.

I'm glad to hear yours don't touch the shrimp, Borikuan! I'm wanting to get a few cherries and maybe an amano or two to help with the algae I got going on in the tank, and was slightly frightened for them.

As for whether or not thissun's female, I just don't know!!!
Here the two are side by side, in two different photos.
The one in the original photo is on the right in both.



I had planned to get two females, but now I have a suspicion that I either have a male and a female or maybe females of the two different species, especially after seeing this image from dwarfpuffers.com:

Either way, they are awesome :]
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