I am an 8th grade science teacher and I recently got two puffer fish for my classroom. I would like a little help identifying what kind of puffer fish they are.
Here is a picture:
The shop owner that sold me the fish had me add two water conditioners to the water of my 3 gallon tank. One was a water softener and the other added good bacteria cultures to the water. I let the water be fish-less for 4 days then I added 3 teaspoons of aquarium salt for fresh water fish (http://www.angelfishaquatics.co.uk/e...3-oz-420-p.jpg
) before bringing the two puffers into their new home. They are eating frozen blood-worms everyday and look pretty happy.
The temperature in the tank is 77-80 degrees F.
Am I doing everything I should be doing?
I have read that they need some harder food sources to keep their beaks healthy-- what do you recommend.
Also, I read that there should be salt added to the water, is what I added ok or does it need salt water aquarium salt?
Last but not least, are there good caresheets I can print and display in my classroom so that my students can read and take ownership?
Thank you so much for any and all help!