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Dwarf puffers tank layout
Old 01-21-2013, 12:57 PM   #171
 
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This is taken from the dwarf puffer dedicated website.
Left is fem. Right is male.
That's exactly how mine look colouring wise.
I'm in no way taking it as a definitive but I'm hedging my bets and hoping. I've also read elsewhere of this difference.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #172
 
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Ahhhh, cool! Thanks for the comparison! Like I said, I'm not ready yet, so I haven't actually started research - aside from what I've seen following people around on forums, lol. From that. . . it DOES look as though you've got it spot-on, 3f 2m. Fantastic!

The tank isn't *exactly* empty. I moved my ADF into the 55 with the rams, etc - but it's in stasis, should I need to move him back. the OTHER 10g is QTing my dwarf loaches right now. Both are planted. That isn't taking into account both 29g tanks, and the 5g. . . lol.

From what I've seen you're right - they aren't difficult to keep after the first few weeks. But I've seen Puffy ones die because some of them can be SO fussy with food. I don't have a good LFS at the moment (remember the trauma over the Dwarf loaches - not sure if you were around then...) So I'll have to have live foods ready in advance - home grown, most likely. That involves a whole 'nother world of information and research. And really? I'm maintaining SIX tanks, one is outside my home. . . not counting 2 human kids, 2 dogs, a cat, a husband, AND A DAYCARE! LMAO! I need less tanks, so that I can really concentrate my attention on one or three that I love. :)
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:33 PM   #173
 
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It would be fantastic if I did have that. I was hoping for 1m 4f but this should work nicely. And from reading pfk articles and the like on them, 2 and 3 actually seems to work as a breeding. And if not.... well I now have my bargain15G sat empty for them
I'm bidding on a 6G fluval edge too that I'm GOING TO WIN! that I'm going to aquascape too. This would another consideration for a single male. He'd look cool in an amano style aquascaped tank too.... but I would really really much prefer still if they could all live happily ever after together!!!

Well one bag of worms will last week's at least, so many of them! I just need some brown paper towels for them or somet. Lol.
Problem is jes the snails for you...if you can't go lfs regularly for pests etc you would have to breed them. I'm doing so in a 3 gallon. Did I post a pic of the snail tank yet btw?

Ok ok I'll stop my futile attempts to sway you now stubborn woman I kid I kid
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:42 PM   #174
 
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LOL! I AM stubborn when the health of my fishums is on the line *nods* I get really attached to my wetpets. It's a good thing! You're shaping up to have 6 tanks of your own in no time, lol! And that's awesome, if you have the time in your home life to manage that. I've found that with the addition of the Kindy tank, I'm feeling swamped, so working on consolidating things. . .

It seems odd that the FEMALES are the showier of the two, with the bolder spots and colors. . . usually it's the other way around. . .or did I see that wrong? I'm running all around with small children today, so a bit scattered. I'll have another look later. :)
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:52 PM   #175
 
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Awh! Puffy faces are so cute. I'm just looking at pictures and I can just see the intelligence and personality. I'm so glad they've settled in well and are eating, that's really great! Another tank? ? If you get this one for $5 too we're done, haha! That's just a ridiculous good deal on the 15gal, you jerk :p

Also, the male kind of looks like a zombie puffer...the females are definitely cuter.
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:18 PM   #176
 
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Awh! Puffy faces are so cute. I'm just looking at pictures and I can just see the intelligence and personality. I'm so glad they've settled in well and are eating, that's really great! Another tank? ? If you get this one for $5 too we're done, haha! That's just a ridiculous good deal on the 15gal, you jerk :p

Also, the male kind of looks like a zombie puffer...the females are definitely cuter.
Hahahhahahhahhahahahah zombie puffers you jerks
I laughed

No this one will be around $30. More for less gallonage but prettier tank with LESs and a purpose.

Well jes including the snail tank... this would make 5 tanks oops! Haha. Not much point stopping now either haha.


Your right in that it seems odd when so many fish species have the male as the showier, but maybe because they are smarter, like us, the woman get glammed up. Haha
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Old 01-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #177
 
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Just spoke to Sophie as I'm at work late... she's about to feed snails, she said she'd send me pics... which means you get pics hopefully too!
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:22 PM   #178
 
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Ok, so one week after the puffers went in this is an update i suppose.
First day - only had frozen whilst i waited on LFS live food delivery. Puffers did NOT want frozen BW! day 2 though and the first attempt at live BW..........they took it
All fine from then on until day 6. Day 6 my mrs opened the curtains she is banned from doing and i had sunlight on the tank along with an already high light LED. Algae. I am still in the early stages of removing this, well, i start tomorrow, light reduced from 10 to 4 hours now though

Day 7 - puffers are so colourful now, im hopeful, and slightly confident of 2m 3f from early colouring signs etc, but this is not yet definitive in anyway and i may yet be proved way off the mark.

So, now a direct comparison of the tank a week later....

1 week ago;



Today;



Darn water marks...just fed them and didnt have time to wipe it before lights off. It's due for some proper maintenance tomorrow anyway.

To me, and i think you can see from the photos, the tank is already starting to slowly fill in and looks much less ''gappy'' now. Plants also looking much taller throughout the tank.

Always looking for suggestions and opinions should you have any. Also...can you spot all 5 puffers ??? Enjoy
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:35 PM   #179
 
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Looking NICE! Your stemmies are really taking off :) Love it! I think I found . . . 4. Hrm, missing one in there somewhere. They're so darn cute! No worries about the water-spots, lol, I think we all understand!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:59 PM   #180
 
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Oh that tank is starting to fill in nice Nilet!
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