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post #11 of 17 Old 03-13-2007, 03:51 PM
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and that applies to the dwarf puffers too? didnt realise they had teeth! i found a web page all about em b4 i got them, didnt mention teeth, and im aware that some ppl keep them in a community tank. but for risks sake i decided on a tank for them only. i hope my otos live, they r cool. ill try some veggies, thanks
Check this side out. You will find a lot to read. :)

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post #12 of 17 Old 03-13-2007, 03:52 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the link. i just gave them a couple baby pond snails and they ate them, also fed them blood worm.
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thanks for the link. i just gave them a couple baby pond snails and they ate them, also fed them blood worm.
That´s good. :)

I always thought about keeping a puffer myself but I´ve never did it because I don´t have enough snails to feed a puffer on a daily basis. That might chance when my pond is running but until then I won´t do it.
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-13-2007, 08:22 PM
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...in my case, there should have been enough food...I even let the glass get a bit green for them...but there's algae on the rocks and on some of the leaves of the plants (live)...and I have algae wafers on hand as well...

...not a clue as to what went wrong :( I'm wondering if they came in too stressed from being shipped?

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post #15 of 17 Old 03-13-2007, 08:53 PM
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Oto's are notoriously difficult to keep alive from all accounts.

Mush, how did cyanide get into your fish tank??
its a wild guess since it died from causes i cant explain. The cyanide poisoning was when it was caught in the wild. Its my best guess since it was fine for once second and dead the next. There is no cyanide in my tank dont worry :)

As for the food, some people succesfully feed there otos algae pellets as the main diet, others feed vegetables as a main diet, for me, they dont like either of that. Mine only eats algae growing in the tank, that being said tehy do a good job of keeping teh tank walls clean
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I wouldnt consider 4 days as successful coexisting... Thats like putting a wild lion in my house and me having to run from room to room. Im sure i could make it 4 days but if i kept it up id be coexisting with its digestive tract.

a puffer is a puffer, it COULD work but i wouldnt count on it.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-14-2007, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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if u read the link on dwarf puffers that sleepy left it says there that they can live together. if the puffers start showin any aggression towards the otos ill move em to another tank. i do care about my fish :)
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