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Old 07-16-2011, 12:51 AM   #11
 
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Sounds like my puffers, I tried frozen brine shrimp with them once. It was like they stuck their noses up in the "air" turned and walked or in this case swam away. LoL Frozen bloodworms and snails are all mine will eat. Well with the exception of live blackworms but they don't get those anymore.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:07 AM   #12
 
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Sounds like my puffers, I tried frozen brine shrimp with them once. It was like they stuck their noses up in the "air" turned and walked or in this case swam away. LoL Frozen bloodworms and snails are all mine will eat. Well with the exception of live blackworms but they don't get those anymore.
Yeah, I thought about live blackworms, but I cant find them anywhere!!
I am using the Hikari Bio-Pure Frozen Bloodworms. They love them, so I will keep giving it to them. I am currently planning on feeding them once a day, I skipped today since they too stubbed their nose at the brine shrimp and tubifex worms. They eat snails when ever they want, I keep the snails stocked in the tank with about 25 of them at any given time... they have even managed to lay eggs. I also have well over 100 in my 29g I pull from as needed for the puffs.

Mine did the SAME thing with the other frozen food. Any other frozen food you have tried with success? The only others I can think of that I know I can find is krill, mysis shrimp, and daphnia.

I know the brine shrimp doesnt have the nutritional value they need, but I thought they might eat it every once in a while. My fish in my 29g tank is LOVING that the DPs wont eat the other frozen foods! LOL

Any other puffer tips you might have???
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:30 AM   #13
 
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LoL yeah my frozen brine shrimp gets fed to my other tank and they love them. I have not tried any other frozen food with mine. Honestly not sure what I can or can not find in my area. Though I haven't even tried looking for other frozen foods for them. LoL if you have any luck with anything else let me know as it sounds like yours are as picky as mine are.

The live blackworms were nearly impossible for me to find. There is no store that actually sales them. I did however found one store that gets them in to feed their fish. What they didn't eat the guys sold to me. We actually split the cost of the worms together. I would end up with about a 1lb bag of bloodworms! Thats a lot of worms LoL
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:54 AM   #14
 
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Wow! That is a lot of worms!! I dont know if I would even want to deal with them. I mean, I know you can keep them safely in the fridge for like 3 weeks, but eww... worms near my food? I dont care if they are in a container or not... I just cant deal with that! LOL
To be honest, I cant stand to touch non-flaked or pelleted fish food! I also have to have my best friend come over all the time to do the water changes on my 29g tank since I have so many snails in it. I dont know, I just cant handle touching fish or anything. I know, I am strange! lol
But yes, next month I will probably pick up some frozen daphnia and see how they like it. I will keep frozen bloodworms on hand for their staple food though. And I will let you know if they eat it. I know Petsmart carries all the frozen foods I have mentioned in their fridge in the fish section, and they are about $5 each, give or take some change.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:58 AM   #15
 
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Ok thanks, Btw I didn't touch the worms either. LoL i would use a fork to get them out of the container. Also yeah I didn't like the worms in the frig either. they are nasty little worms. I never got them to last 3 weeks either and man oh man when they started dying they stunk!!!!! I hated them little worms but at first thats ALL i could get mine to eat other then snails and I didn't have that many snails on hand LoL
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:06 AM   #16
 
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Yeah, I am always trying to tell my fish keeping friends that they should have snails even if they dont have puffers to feed them too! LOL But yeah, my snails re-produce faster than the puffers will eat them. But I have 10 kuhli loaches in my 29g, so the smaller snails should disappear slowly.

Since yours are in a 29g, do you plan on adding anymore to your 4?
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:25 AM   #17
 
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Not at the moment. If i add anymore I wouldn't add anymore then just one. Thoughts on that is 5 gallons per fish ( i know there is different thoughts on this but that one seems to have gotten stuck in my head LoL ).Also since these 4 have been the only ones in the tank now for a little bit dunno if they would except another one or not?

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Old 07-16-2011, 08:52 AM   #18
 
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Sounds great! So tell me about the grape vine. Are you getting that at Petsmart? In the reptile section? I have grape vines as we have that plant in the yard. I could dry that out and perhaps put that in my tank.

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Old 07-17-2011, 12:46 AM   #19
 
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@Gwen...
I got grape driftwood at Petsmart in the hermit crab section. It is usually $1.50 but is on sale for 99cents right now per pack of 3. I have had to pull two out for one started to get a little fungus, and after boiling it is smelled foul and I refused to put it back in my tank so I threw it out. Another one started to slightly splinter the top layer of bark, and I felt it was unsafe for my fishies so I removed and threw it away as well. But for the most part I have good results with it.

@Boredomb...
After watching my three together in their 15g, I cant see how any rule other than the 5g per puffer would work. Glad I decided to play it safe and use the 5g rule instead of the other rules I had heard, like the 2.5g per puffer or 5g for the first and 2.5 for each one after...or any other. And I had thoughts my tank might appear empty with only three 1 inch fish, but for me I see them all the time and it doesnt bother me. Your puffers are with ghost shrimp, right? How does that work for them? Were the puffers or ghost shrimp in first? The way my puffs attack snails, I cant imagine how they would be with shrimp.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:55 AM   #20
 
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Your puffers are with ghost shrimp, right? How does that work for them? Were the puffers or ghost shrimp in first? The way my puffs attack snails, I cant imagine how they would be with shrimp.

Yes well they use to be anyways. I haven't seen it in awhile so not sure if it is still in the tank or not? LoL I will have to check it out and see tomorrow. I don't really like the ghost shrimp that much, I just went with them as they are sooo much cheaper then the rest of the shrimp available in my area. So if the puffers killed it would not be that much of a lose. The puffers were in the tank first though and I can only keep one shrimp in the tank with them at any given time. I don't know why but just one. I originally bought 3 and two died? Then I bought 3 more to have a total of 4 then 3 died. SO I gave up and I have/had 1 for weeks now.

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