hello, i have had 2 puffers since around december january now, they are bout 3 maybe 4 inches long,
i got them as a present so put them in with my other fish, wich were all mostly catfish so they had tough skin so were ok,
then a load of things hapend i moved etcetc, put all the other fish in with my mum fish and had the puffers in the tank by themselves
they had just normal tropical water, thing is since ive had them theyve never really done much they just sat on the bottom all the time, and they dont seem to eat much ither.
i then got them a new tank because the one i had was quite pants and old, so this one was all lush and new, has nice new lights and everything.
so when i got it all set up the man in the store said they need to go to brakish and eventually marine, so he toild me some things but he was talking too much mumbo jumbo for me, but he gave me some salt to work with.
so i put some in, not sure how much think bout a cupfull or sumthing like that (i put it in a bucket first till it had cleared)
the one puffer livened up when i put the salt in and i was really happy, then the next day they were both the same again just sitting on the bottom, so do they need more salt?
also shall i upgrade them to marine at some point? or are they ok as they are?
also today i cleaned the tank because as i have no sucker fish there was a bit of alge creeping about, then when i put them back in the tank (im too scared to clean the tank with them in i put them in a bucket with there water till ive cleaned it) they are really happy now, they are both swimming alll around the tank, so i must of done sumthing right.
so the things i need to know are
shall i upgrade to marine?
how much salt do i need them to have? and how can i moniter this?
also can i get any other types of fish as some friends?
oh and finally can any1 tell me what type they are i think ive put a photo on my page or sumwhere, they have a white belly and are spotted all over, they are a yellowy greeny colour and have a red spot on each side of them at there back end.