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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-11-2016, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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5g planted puffer tank

So i have had a couple of tanks already, but i really wanted a puffer. So i decided to buy a 5g nano with led and mini filter. Sand for substrate, some driftwood and plants from my other tank. Slammed some moss on the dw and let it all soak over Christmas. Got home couple of days ago and tank looked about ready to put a fish in it. I had already put a RC-shrimp in there before, he has been chilling without problems.
Decided to go for one puffer. I always wanted a puffer but never had a separate tank for it so this setup was perfect. He seems to like the tank and the snails ive been feeding him.
This fish has really awesome behavior, very social and curious. Also get bored easily so i have to come up with ways to make it less bored.

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edit: the water is sort of cloudy because i was moving stuff around. It has settled now but i don't have any pics of it yet. Will update tomorrow






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Great looking Puffer!

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10g RCS and show guppies


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That puffer looks underweight. The fish store probably was not feeding him right. This is my skinnier one. It is a pain to keep up the snail supply for them.
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You're Puffer would love my tanks snails all over.
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That puffer looks underweight. The fish store probably was not feeding him right. This is my skinnier one. It is a pain to keep up the snail supply for them.
I'm sure with enough love and snails he'll "puff" right up...
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Bought him some mealworms and bladder snails. Already knew he ate bladder snails but wanted to try to give it a mealworm to see if he ate it. But no, he just inspected it and came right back to the glass begging for food again
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i'm thinking of using my old cannister filter for my nano tank. It is a eheim 2032 (ecco pro 130). Will have to restrict output flow but i think it would work.
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Yeah so far i have no luck getting mine to eat worms. The would let it fall on their head and swim away.
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