09-18-2013, 08:13 PM
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Carinotetraodon travancoricus |
Origin and Habitat:*Endemic to the Kerala region of India and found in lakes and slow-moving rivers with plenty of submerged vegetation, leaf litter and sunken wood.*Compatibility/Temperament:*These fish are highly aggressive despite their size If adding tank mates one should use caution as they will nip the fins of slow moving fish.*Dwarf Puffer DietLive foods are best such as black worms, white worms, and snails. Frozen foods can be introduced and accepted such as Blood worms, Brine Shrimp, Mysis Shrimp, Daphnia, Tubifex Worms, Glass Worms (mosquito larva), and Krill. (Note: Brine Shrimp should not be use for more then a treat as they lack nutritional value.)*SizeMax size- 1 inch*Minimum Tank Suggestion5 gallons but preferably 10*Water parameters for Dwarf PufferWater chemistry is not a major issue and dwarf puffers adapt well to a broad range of conditions. Provided extremes are avoided. Ideal conditions would be around pH 7.5, 10dH for general maintenance, though somewhat softer conditions may be required for spawning. Temp should be 77 and 82 degrees F.*DescriptionA truly beautiful fish. Its one of the smallest Puffers to be found. Males will have a dark line that runs down their bellies ( This will darken will sexual maturity and during spawning times.) They will also have more of a yellow belly. Males will also have lines or wringles behind their eyes. Females do not have these traits and their bodys are generally more round then the males.Even though these fish are small just barely measuring an 1 inch they require tanks big enough to be able to accommondate their personalities and messy habits. These fish are very curious and the tank should be heavily planted and have lots of driftwood in the tank for them to explore. This also serves as a way to break up the line of sight when housing more then one puffer. If the tank is bare they will get bored very easy and start to tank surf (swimming up and down the glass). They will often learn that your presence means food and will come out to the front of the tank anytime you walk near it.General Rule when housing more then one puffer in the same tank is 1 puffer for the first 10 gallons and then 5 gallons per fish after that. In bigger tanks housing more then one puffer its best to have just one male. Having more then one male in the tank can result in fights and even death.Contributing MembersThe following members have contributed to this profile: Antagany, Boredomb
This is the profile for the Dwarf puffer. I rewrote the whole thing awhile back. Now Antagany had originally wrote it and i did leave some of what s/he had there but not much. I still don't mind that Antagany name is still there and as you can see both our names are still there even though this profile is posted under Byron's name in the reference area. This doesn't bother soo much as I contribute to it and that hasn't changed in the profile.
I can see where you are coming from 1077 but they had put the profiles on the forum. Where as before they were not. By doing this they had to have someone post them under a name. Do I agree with with name? Doesn't bother me to see TFK team as it is a little better then one persons make. Would I have done it this way if I was in charge? No, would ask members their opinion on the matter of how to post them and under what name since it has to be that way as some members did write them. Nonetheless nothing has changed as for who has the credit for writing them. That hasn't changed nor did the staff ever mean for it to.
I am sorry this is bothering you but just walking away from the problem at hand does nothing to solve it. Why not make suggestion on the matter and TFK staff why not in the future ask for opinions on such matters. Working together only makes the forum and its ppl stronger!