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Old 01-19-2013, 03:58 AM   #161
 
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Haha this is my $5 BARGAIN!
Despite not saying anything in the description it included a filter of value triple/quadruple what i paid for the tank (fluval U1)......AND working 15w T8 light! And its water tight......
Though you'll have to ignore th HORRIBLE gravel and DISGUSTING fake decs....they have NO place in my tanks. EVER!
Not sure what you can grow under a 15w T8, but meh...... i can always put another LED one like my puffer tank in it as they are amazingly cheap for what they are too!
Win win!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 07:00 AM   #162
 
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Here's a couple of new pictures of the lil ones at feeding time. Not the best as I was feeding with one hand and shooting with the other. Lol
The colours are really starting to come out now and they aren't quite so shy....and they LOVE the pipette....they know exactly what that means!!!!
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Old 01-21-2013, 09:25 AM   #163
 
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AWW! They're really adorable, no two ways about it. Cutest. Fish. Ever. :) Can't wait till' it's my turn. Nice shots - amazing for shooting with one hand, not an easy thing to catch such tiny fish with both, lol! Glad they're doing so well, and getting used to their new world so quickly!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:13 AM   #164
 
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Yeah it's gone REALLY well so far. Same with my big tank..... so much so I'm so scared of anything ever going wrong..... but touch wood it carries on as is.... no problems with housing, no problems getting them eating.... and they love me they be happy when I get home probably because they want more food! Haha. So far two feedings a day, predominantly blood worms, but also some daphnia and snails.
The shrimps though I don't even know. One has moulted, found the old 'skin/shell/w/e' on last nights water change...... but don't see then much. Saw one yesterday but that's all I know. Will have another check tomorrow for them....
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:15 AM   #165
 
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And I can't wait for your turn either Jes! Ima just keep teasing you with new pics constantly till you give in and get another tank
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:20 AM   #166
 
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You hear that Jes, this ones asking for you to adopt some of its family......
Look at them eyes just begging you
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:06 AM   #167
 
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Haha! Is that SQUEE?!! *bats lashes*

I WILL have a Puffer named Squee, but I got down to 5 tanks, then right back up to 6, lol! I'm not going to adopt any more fish until all tanks are settled/consolidated, the Kindy tank is closed, and I have time to properly care for more - PLUS all the research must still be done, and the issue of getting quality stock and live food taken care of, LOL! NO amount of cuteness will ever convince me to bring home a beautiful creature without being absolutley ready to care for it properly. Did that once, and once is more than enough for me!

That said, I'm watching you, and John, and a few others with Puffer tanks, learning all I can, and REALLY enjoying these lil' guys. I'm SO happy they're doing so well over there, and I'm seriously looking forward to seeing how the shoal plays out as they hit maturity. . . so keep on teasing me with pics and details, please! I love every moment!
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:29 AM   #168
 
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I will do
Darn you woman with your sensibility!!!
But I know what you mean, I love the research side of it too! And HAVE to know as much as I can going into it as I want the best for the lil blighters

Yes I'm very intrigued to see how the shoal goes as well. The 5 puffers as of now are split colour wise 2 ways. 2 much blander, more blurred pattern, and I think both are slightly bigger (wish I was home now so I could check!) That i THINK will end up being males, and 3 much brighter and more spotted, who I'm guessing will be females. This is all circumstantial based on what I've read and pictures etc but I'd go with feeling quite confident of this.
If this is is the case I probably have a 50/50 chance of being able to keep both males. The tank has ridiculous amount of sight breakers, and 2 java moss spawning areas at opposite ends which I'm praying will help keep the peace. Along with 2 feedings a day keeping them full up. I tried a third but they actually weren't interested. Maybe as they grow bigger.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #169
 
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Interesting! I hope you're right - if you DO have 3f/2m, your chances of keeping the entire group are much higher (I'd think). Then . . . ARE these mature specimens? For some reason I thought they were juvies :) Hard to imagine in such bitty guys.

You aren't the only one, dear Jen pointed out on my thread the other day that my 10g is nearly perfect for Puffers, lol! No. . . not. just. yet! Maybe next year. It IS best to know all you can and be prepared first - even if I find that more often than not fish break the 'rules' I've read everywhere, lol! Mostly, I'm not really getting into it because I'm really run thin right now, and my main focus is the 55g.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:51 AM   #170
 
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You have an empty 10G?!?!? Puffers!!!!
They aren't really any effort tbh....feeding is a 2 minute job ans pwc in the 15G takes me all of 186 seconds plus time letting the water sit with the prime for 5mins or so.
Cleaning is easy as just suck 2 inches above the sand to pull up the waste... you so should!

Your right, they are juveniles, but they are growing nicely and I'm going off what I've read about sexing. Nothing will be definitive until they develop, or not, the tell tale male lines on the stomach, and eye wrinkes, but I'm fairly confident I'm correct in my sexing.

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