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post #21 of 74 (permalink) Old 10-15-2017, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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@Tree waterchanges probably just scare him. X'D

(Poofy will swim right up to my hand when I'm doing water changes, and will even play in the new water I'm pouring back in, and often eats right afterwords...Poofy is also a proven goof though, and finds the dark much scarier. XDDD)
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oh good! I was worried. T^T



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@Tree Yeh, the salt is part of their natural environment...Giant hands and tubes and other water-cleaning what not is NOT. Especially since most puffs are wild caught...of COURSE they're gonna be scared! X'D (Poofy would "hide" from me at first when doing waterchanges...but he's chill with it now.)
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yeah that's what I figured.
I do have a pump and hose to pump the water into the tank and he gets interested in the hose but once everything is settled he starts surfing. It could be from just the commotion afterwards.



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
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37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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@Tree Puffs are also smart and like attention. If you pay more attention to him everytime he glass surfs, he may start glass-surfing whenever he wants attention. X'D

If so, he's a puff mastermind!
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oh my word HAHA!

note taken lol! though I give him more attention when he watches me more. ;)



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10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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@Tree NEVER underestimate a determined Puff! Lol. XDDD

Poofy has a very small tank, but I've only rarely seen him glass surfing...he's normally either watching me, hunting the snails I hide in there sometimes, or playing in the bubbles. Occasionally, he lays on the cap of the mushroom decoration, but he's otherwise very active...

Maybe hide snails for him and/or get him a bubblestone? Puffs actually seem to LIKE current and swimming in it...especially Brakish puffs like ours who are found in rivers that meet the sea. (Might be why Poofy likes his bubbles, lol).
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OH, I have a bubbler. I always wanted it in there but was not sure of f8s liked bubbles.
Maybe once he starts getting really bored I'll add it in. I have been hiding snails in areas and give him live cherry shrimp time to time to chase which he LOVES to chase them. Lol any other enrichment you do for you puffer?



15 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, 5 harlequin rasboras, 5 neon green Rasboras, Clown pleco, Shrimp.
10 gallon: 2 betta's and a snail
10 gallon: 1 Pea puffer, two Guppies and 6 Panda loaches and shrimp.
5 gallon: Red Cherry Shrimp and snails
5 gallon tank: WIP tank
37 gallon: 2 F8 Puffers 7 bumblebee gobies.
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@Tree His tank is SO full of plants and little caves...I try to change things around occasionally when giving him water changes to give him something NEW every time...other then that, until recently, he was the only fish in my room, and I spend a lot of time there...especially since my work hours are relatively light, so he's been SPOILED with attention. I'm willing to bet that he probably glass-surfs when I'm gone...but he seems content with that.

Puffs are very good at recognizing who their "Nom-givers" are, and seem to be very happy to see that person since they associate them with food and good things. Just a guess though.
(He may start acting up, actually, now that he has to share me with Babyfish and a Sorority, lol). He only recently started going INTO the caves but he likes them now...I may get him a bigger glow-cave when I move him into a bigger tank. XD
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Thanks for all the info @Tree

... My LFS had a tank full of GSP's. I came so close to snatching one! The only thing that restrained me is the fact that I didn't have an open tank ;-;

Once I build my racks, though.....

@angeliza , I'm not sure if you want to buy a plane ticket every day for at least a year... I think it would be hard to drive from Texas to North Dakota just to feed my fish and do water changes ;) I'm hoping I can live at home or get my own apartment my Sophomore year of college

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