|GwenInNM ||10-30-2012 10:04 AM |
Originally Posted by GwenInNM
It's a Green Spotted Puffer! Do your research about them. I have one if you have questions. Where did you get it? They require brackish or can go full marine if you want to go that route.
Walmart sadly sells the GSP's. He doesn't look to healthy. They should have a green glow almost on top of their head. He may look bad because of stress from shipping etc. Get some vitamins like "Zoe" for marine fish, and soak their food in it. GSP's are wild caught and can have internal parasites. Keep an eye out for sunken bellies. You should feed once a day to acheive a round belly. Don't over feed. They like mysis shrimp at this age or bloodworms. You can buy Talipia fish, clams, (raw) and feed that too. They must have snails to keep their teeth trimmed. They love snails! A varied diet is very important for these fish.
I hope your tank is cycled. They are fun fish, but do need the proper care. A dark belly is a sign of stress, and you want to keep an eye on that.