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This is a discussion on Boredomb's Planted Tanks within the Freshwater Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Photography category; --> Originally Posted by Boredomb Hey Gwen Thanks! I might try some mysis shrimp again but the last puffers I had including the adult I ...

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:04 PM   #41
 
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Hey Gwen Thanks! I might try some mysis shrimp again but the last puffers I had including the adult I have now wouldn't eat them. Hey will you look at the video clip on post 33 and see if those look like DPs?? Those are Canadian fish's and I was questioning if those were dwarf puffers??
I don't think they are dwarf puffers. The look like figure 8's, a brackish fish. They don't look like GSP's to me. My 2 cents :)
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:09 PM   #42
 
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My LFS is pretty sure they are Amazon Puffers, which are not a brackish species.

Colomesus asellus as opposed to, C. psittacus, which would be brackish.

I may have to rehome them to my 35 gallon. Which would mean finding a new home for my Red Tailed Shark.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:06 PM   #43
 
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I just got done feeding my new puffers. They didn't eat much just a few nips but they did eat something. So its a start Woohoo. I had to drop the bloodworms down where they were and they chased them and took some small bites out of the worms while they floating around.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:38 PM   #44
 
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That sounds adorable! One obstacle passed - sounds like things are going swimmingly!
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #45
 
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Just looking at this as I'm considering starting up a 10-gallon DP tank.

What happened in the past with your filters? Any recommendations for me?
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Old 11-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #46
 
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Just looking at this as I'm considering starting up a 10-gallon DP tank.

What happened in the past with your filters? Any recommendations for me?
I had a Aquaclear filter for my 29 gallon before and it just didn't work very well for the puffers. 2 got stuck in the intake :(
If you go with a HOB filter you will have to have a sponge on the intake. Its a most with these little guys. I would probably run a sponge filter on a 10 gallon it would be the safest bet.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:18 PM   #47
 
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So you think a sponge filter would provide enough filtration? Thanks for the info.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #48
 
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Yeah if you keep the tank cleaned. It should be fine
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:24 AM   #49
 
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So you think a sponge filter would provide enough filtration? Thanks for the info.
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I would not run a sponge filter for them, but do what was suggested. You can put a sponge filter over your intake, until they get big enough to resist the pull of the water. Fluval makes them, they are cheap, under $5.00, real cheap on Amazon. It fits over the intake. Just make sure you squeeze out the filter with each water change,because it can get clogged and dirty and impact your water flow going into the filter.

You need good filtration with DP's as they are messy eaters.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:39 AM   #50
 
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Well, the LFS still has some pea puffers, the ones they brought in a week after I bought what they said were dwarf puffers but turned out to be Amazons.

So I'm moving the Amazon Puffers to a 35 gallon tank, and buying 3 of the pea puffers for the 10 gallon, so it wasn't a waste buying the 10 gallon kit, as I got what I wanted anyway. They're holding 3 of the pea puffers for me until we're in there tomorrow.

The Amazon Puffers are a bonus now!

I will fit a sponge over the intake of my Aquaclear so they poor little guys don't get stuck to it.

How and what have your guys been eating Boredomb?
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