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Thank you for this great thread!
I'm planning to be a puffer mom soon! :) I'm still earning some money to buy tank, water filters, the fish, etc. I'm still inexperienced, so having this thread is a great thing for me to learn!
Those are wonderful fishes btw! :)
Isn't it an awesome thread?! I'm excited when you get your puffer! What type will you be getting?



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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"hello, I am a unicorn Puffer. I poop rainbows and sparkles"


still don't know what that lump is on her head but I hope it stops growing. She had that lump for a year now.



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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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@kat lyn_Josephine Welcome to the Puff-Base! And soon...to Puff-motherhood! :D

It's a journey, but a fun one.^^
What kind of Puff do you plan to get?

And @Tree

OHMIGOOSH UNIBIIIIIEEN <3
I love your puffs, btw.^^

I'm still working on getting supplies in and plants grown for the sorority tank so I can move Poofy into what has wound up my current hospital tank for the bettas, then move Cerin into Poofy's current tank...it's like playing musical tanks, lol!^^

(I also found a breeder with a lovely hybrid wild line who ships to the US and I REALLY want a pair...I may have to buy another 10 gal at some point, aha. X"D)
I also have acquired a kiddiepool that holds roughly 40 gallons...me thinks it'd make a good grow-out tank...but THAT is a non-puff related tale.

Poofy has recently begun to have a bit of a harder time eating snails, (Takes two crunches instead of 1, sometimes the snails pop out of his mouth) however, their shells are darker, and may be thicker...or his teeth have grown bigger. I'm going to up the amount of snails in his diet, juuust in case.
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Lol! I'm just happy bien is happier downstairs. She's coming out more and enjoying the new view.

I'm getting more anubias plants for biens tank along with kites and the community tank! I bought two large bundles for 20 bucks and I got the third one free!! So excited to get more cause those are my fav plants and easy to care for.

Tonight I'm going to do all of the water changes. Gah! I wish I could change them before thier lights shut off but I work until 8ish tonight.

I do have a question though. Whats your salinity in you puffers tank? Im thinking of just keeping it 1.008 in there but not sure if that is too low. I mean he is still a teen so sure I will need to up it when he gets larger correct?



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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html

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@Tree Hard to say, since I tend to not be very exact with my measurements...but I keep it between 1.0005 and 1.0010. I figure that in this instance, it doesn't HAVE to remain stable, since things like rain etc. bring more freshwater in in nature. Once Poofy reaches 3 inches, I'll creep more towards saltwater.^^

1.0008 is perfect. Once his body reaches 2 inches, (not counting tail) then maybe raise it a bit higher bit-by-bit.^^
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Good to know. And that makes perfect sense!
I have to add a little more tonight to make it 1.008 it's at 1.004ish.

I have realized when I give him large snails I need to break them. He cannot get all the meat from inside. Lol but I do have extra small ones for him I just need to get rid of the large ones that are taking over the 5 gallon jug. Lol



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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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Another question:

So I have read that f8 puffers like earthworms. Not sure if GPS likes them. Wondering if I get them at a normal fish bait store or get them somewhere else
I don't want to chance getting them wild outside due to possible parasites.



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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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@Tree

I think you can get them at a pet store or in a store that sells bait for fishing. Nightcrawlers are a good one, but you might have to cut them up! They're good for many kinds of fish due to being high in protein.^^
They're just slimey.
And you'd have to cut them into itty bitty peices.
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okay cool!. I'll for sure get some bait and cut it up for him. I think they do have smaller thinner earthworms so I will try to find those. if not thick ones wont batter. I'm used to cutting worms up. I go fishing at times. (I don't like eating fish I just catch an release.)

Anyway here is a top look of Copter with his pattern. though after seeing these photos, I am seeing cracks. or scratches on his body. What do you suppose that is? is it normal? or does he need to look smooth? My guess is the spider wood scratching him but it does not look like he is rubbing on them. I made sure they are rounded off so no sharp edges on the wood.
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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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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Copter showing off all sides! Minus his butt. hehe

He's been enjoying the smaller snails I've been giving him. Trying to kill off all the snails in my 5 gallon shrimp tank. I have yet to get earthworms. will be going to get them tonight or tomorrow. =P
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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.
My journal: https://www.bettafish.com/144-journa...ournal-46.html
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