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FrogSplash
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PostPosted: 2011.04.07(Thu)17:45    Post subject: Tetraodon leiurus help Reply with quote

I recently bought a target puffer which is between 2-3 inches and is currently in a 29T tank waiting for me to aquire another 40 breeder for it.

anyhow I am feeding it apple snails, two in the tank right now. and I was wondering if I should keep up with the apple snails, and how often they should have them available?

in addition which would be the better snail to feed them? apple snail, ramshorn snail or malaysian trumpet snail

Thank you for any help
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PostPosted: 2011.04.08(Fri)4:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple snails are not suitable nor are Malaysian trumpets.

Ramshorn snails are best followed by pond snails. You need a tank where these breed as they will not thrive in the brackish tank as you up the salinity.
You should be feeding a mixture of crustaceans - shrimp, mussels, cockles etc.
These are easily found frozen in the marine foods section of most fish stores or you can try a fishmonger.
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PostPosted: 2011.04.08(Fri)9:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info. Does the target puffer need a brackish water setup? or will straight freshwater with added aquarium salt suffice?

I also just introduced brown worms to the puffer too (the place I get them calls the worms brown worms) and I'll continue to use a variety of worms and the ramshorn snails until it gets bigger and then will use the mussels clams and others too
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PostPosted: 2011.04.08(Fri)9:36    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are a brackish fish so marine salt & not aquarium salt and you need a hydrometer.
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PostPosted: 2011.04.08(Fri)11:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

gotcha. I'll get on that asap.

thank you for your help
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