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Odd Balls , Puffers, Sharks and Predators Questions and comments about odd balls, puffers, sharks and predators.

 
 
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:01 PM
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Default Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Can you tell I'm excited? After almost two months my local LFS finally got dwarf puffers in, so I now have a puffer again!
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:24 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Lol!!

Congratulations. Any pics?
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Old 07-10-2008, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Not yet, will try this weekend So cool to have a puffer floating about the tank again.
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:37 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Can't wait to see him, or her...
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Old 07-13-2008, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Good luck with your new puffer fishead.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:26 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Well, right now I'm beyond discouraged. The first puffer didn't last 24 hours. He was all bloated when he died. I went back to the store and lo and behold most of them were that way - must have been a bad batch. There was one active swimmer, and since the water sample tested out they replaced the fish with the healthy looking one; that was Friday. He was fine Saturday and part of yesterday, then became very lethargic, and I don't think he's gonna make it.

I think it's time to take a puffer break; maybe I'll stock some shrimp in there with the otos.
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Old 07-14-2008, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Oh no! I'm so sorry fishhead . That is the hardest part of fish keeping for me. I try so hard not to get attatched.

I have been on an emotional roller coaster between my betta (fin rot for months) and the 9 neon tetras I bought almost 2 weeks ago after betta I thought was healed. I have lost 6 neons.

Some fish are just not able to make it through all the stress they go through from dealer to pet store to new home and end up ill.
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20g- 6 leopard danio,2 glofish danios,4 whiteskirt tetras,shrimp & neritas
10g- ramshorn & pond snails,3 neon tetras, cherry shrimp
10g- QT tank-empty
2.5- QT tank- nerita,amano,anacharis
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Yup, and worst of all it took one of my otos with it. The other one is doing fine. So first step after things settle down is to get the oto another companion, then maybe some cherry shrimp or something. and go from there.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

Sounds like a bad batch...poor little guys.
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29 gal... Mbuna Tank
29 gal... Krib Pair, Tiger Barbs, Tetras, 2 Otos
55 gal...5 Australian Rainbows, 1 Angel Fish, 1 Blue Gourami, 6 Congo Tetras, 1 Leopard Ctenopoma, 1 Clown Pleco, 1 UpsideDown Catfish,5 Otos, 1 Bronze Cory, 2 Peppered Cories,2 Panda Cories
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: Got a puffer! Got a puffer! Got a puffer!

I guess it happens to everyone eventually; first time it happened to me. At least my other tank is rolling along....
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