01-18-2013, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by jentralala
I've actually had an idea bouncing around in my head the last few days about constant food sources for them...I've been wondering if it would be possible, in a big enough tank, to construct a mesh box (about 5 inches all the way around) in the back corner for snails. The sides would have to be covered in moss to keep puffers from picking at them, but the top uncovered so they could get light. The mesh would keep adults from escaping, but babys could get through and the puffers could have at them.
Just a thought, idk if it would work or not but it's been bouncing around my head. :p
The issue i see with this jen, is that puffers don't have a 'stop' if 5000 babies came out in one day, they'd eat them all...... Plus, i'll throw up a picture in a minute.....i have LITERALLY just set up the snail tank.......
OOH, and i just won another 24 12 12 on ebay.......for $5. i cheekily bid.......no one bettered me.......SO....grow out tank for puffer babies in the future!!!!
Originally Posted by Boredomb
This is an idea I have been wanting to do for awhile now but been waiting for my Java Moss to grow more. The Java Moss will serve as a hiding shelter for the shrimp and for some babies. This way the puffers don't wipe out the whole colony. It creates a balance.
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well i bought quite a bit of moss......and as you know, even without much growth the tank is very well planted.(IMO)
I've chanced it and just added 2........the puffers were INTRIGUED to say the least...... i took videos.......but dont wanna post as im ashamed at the mess my wood has made of my sand and i've not cleaned it yet! Theres also some poo there now too! messy puffers!
Puffers and shrimp are about equal in size......they surrounded one....but havent eaten it...and seems the shrimp can hide if they want to as well.....though now they keep swimming past the puffers and teasing them!