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Mogwai
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Joined: 16 Feb 2004
Location: Bristol, UK

PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)14:21    Post subject: Puffer picnic Reply with quote

Nothing like a mussel picnic under the filter on a Bank Holiday Weekend...hope you like them!



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We'll share.



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w5yw5y
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Joined: 11 Mar 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)15:41    Post subject: Reply with quote

real cute. is that okay that their bellies are so bloated like that? hope they're not overeating lol.... getting a little greedy hehe. nice pictures again. not to mention story too Wink
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farr_jess_123
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Joined: 28 Mar 2005

PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)16:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

they are really cute. I wish I had puffers. how many are in there???
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Tim McDonnell
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Joined: 25 Nov 2003
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PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)16:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw some puffers at my lfs the other day. sort of wish I got them. lol.
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Destany
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Joined: 24 Aug 2004
Location: Missouri

PostPosted: 2005.05.02(Mon)17:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've been back and forth thinking of converting one of our misc tanks to a puffer tank... Leaning towards the puffers! Great pics! How old are those btw?
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SLACkra
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Joined: 06 Feb 2003
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)1:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad WHAAA I want to get anouther amazon puffer. though mine prefered live bloodworms, I spoiled the little fatty. wonder if amazon puffers are even availiable in australia? great pics mogwai!

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qwerty123
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Joined: 11 Apr 2005
Location: Newcastle Australia

PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)2:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, I don't think we have a big of a selection as other countries, I aint never seen puffers or frogs for sale also moonlight gourami's, I wanted one soon as I saw the pic in the gallery tab.
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duzzie
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Joined: 22 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)3:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Pics, I wish I could get some of my 2 Fig8s. They are so cute, coming up to the glass looking for food everytime I pass the tank, even if their bellies are stuffed with food. Puffers are great fish to keep, but can be harder to look after than your standard tropicals
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Mogwai
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PostPosted: 2005.05.03(Tue)11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

w5yw5y - their bellies flatten back out again within a couple of hours and they are HUNGRY ONCE MORE - they eat and eat!

There are 6 total in the 120L tank - they do shoal and don't seem to have territory issues (except at feeding time...it's MINE, NO it's MINE - they try and snatch the food from each other)

We have had these puffs for just over 6 months now - I don't know how old they were when we got them, but they have doubled in size since so I would assume they were juvies - they apparantly reach 10-15cm when adult! The tank looks v empty at the moment - they are about 6cm long.

Andrew - ours love bloodworms too but I'm worried about their beaks - no problems so far but Colomesus asellus are meant to have more teeth problems than any other puff, so they get cockles/mussels and snails to trim their beaks, and bloodworms as a treat. They totally ignore pelleted food or flakes!

Glad you enjoy. They remind me of little bees the way they 'buzz' around the tank! Very Happy
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