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post #21 of 34 Old 01-17-2014, 03:28 PM
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Your tank is soo cute, i love to get my hands on some dwarf puffers!
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post #22 of 34 Old 01-19-2014, 10:57 AM Thread Starter
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With a planted tank, 5-10 nitrate is ideal for the plants. I don't find too many issues with mine. Ammonia and nitrites are the key for them...they need to be kept at 0 at all times. I've noticed if they start showing up at all, the puffs will change colors and act stressed. My plants do a pretty good job keeping everything balanced tho....Planted is the way to go with them! :)
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post #23 of 34 Old 01-21-2014, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Here are pics of two of the puffs. The larger female was being a bit shy...will try to get a photo of her up soon.

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post #24 of 34 Old 01-22-2014, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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and the other female, i think.

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post #25 of 34 Old 01-24-2014, 05:48 PM
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do dwarf puffers need live plant in the tank?
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post #26 of 34 Old 01-25-2014, 09:57 AM
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Awwwww! They're so sweet, looks like they're doing well now, and settling in?

Plants and DP pretty much go hand-in-hand, if you want happy fish, anyway. ESPECIALLY if you keep more than one of them! They're very sensitive lil' fish - and can be aggressive if their sight-lines aren't broken up. . . one day, I WILL have puffy ones! For now, I'll just love on Tappy's! ^__^
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post #27 of 34 Old 01-26-2014, 07:37 AM
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if you're still curious where to get live blackworms

if in canada boreal.com
https://www.boreal.com/store/catalog..._number=874680

if in USA carolina.com
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i have no idea about shipping, i'll get there one day
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post #28 of 34 Old 01-26-2014, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

@Chesh: They're doing very well. Finally putting on some weight, and I haven't seen any more ich spots. :D
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post #29 of 34 Old 01-29-2014, 04:11 PM Thread Starter
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Sadly the smaller of the two females stopped eating well 2 days ago and also was just acting off...found her dead last night. :(

The other female and the male are doing well tho. No more signs of icy!
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post #30 of 34 Old 01-29-2014, 05:43 PM
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Sadly the smaller of the two females stopped eating well 2 days ago and also was just acting off...found her dead last night. :(

The other female and the male are doing well tho. No more signs of icy!
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Ohh no sorry to heat that!!

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