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post #11 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 12:11 AM
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Do they ever actually "puff" up?
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post #12 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 02:50 AM
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a friend of mine had them, and yes they do. but it takes quite a bit of pestering and annoying them, like you practically have to take them out of the tank and fiddle with them to get them to do it. I have seen vids on youtube of people doing it.

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I want one, was told they are salt water fish and its impossible to maintain a salt water tank here..no idea of its true or not since it was from a petco employee and we all know how awsome their information is

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They're freshwater fish Tiki, they'll puff up when they're fighting, apparently they're pretty aggressive fish not good for community tanks.
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oh meh gawd *3* i LOVE puffers, i need to buy one of those :D

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post #16 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 04:44 PM
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DON'T make them puff up. They may look cute, but when deflating they can retain air and die a painful death. Is that worth a "Daw, it's so cute!"?

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So.... Cute.

I want one. I shall name him poof.

And to add on to the ticking them off to puff 'em up, must stress them out a little too. Being pestered and all.

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I have never once seen Huey puff up and I've startled him pretty badly sometimes dropping his lid by accident. I don't think he knows how to.

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post #19 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 06:16 PM
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You have to REALLY stress them out.....I believe it's a last resort. Like pick them up and squeeze them stress.

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post #20 of 26 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 06:26 PM
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Yeah......

How fun.

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