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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-05-2008, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Ok im confused about this puffer i really dont know


well ok this is "Bumblebee" the puffer i thought was a green spotted puffers...but it looks abit like a dwarf....also and i want to know what the heck(to not say the word i want to say) is this?(i know its a puffer) but i really dont want to make a mistake because if its a dwarf it only needs freshwater and sand but if its brackish as in the spotted itll need sand and salt....so what is it!? answer as soon as possible!!!
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That's a Tetraodon nigroviridis (green spotted puffer). It will need high end brackish to fully marine water as it matures. What SG do you have him in right now? How often/how much have you been feeding him? His stomach looks very full, and puffers *can* overeat.
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That's a Tetraodon nigroviridis (green spotted puffer). It will need high end brackish to fully marine water as it matures. What SG do you have him in right now? How often/how much have you been feeding him? His stomach looks very full, and puffers *can* overeat.
umm that was a pic i took the second day i had him as for the 5g i have no clue what your saying also i feed him three times a day as i was told brekfast:a eye size snail lunch:krill dindin:plankton xD its so he gets all his nutrition
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That's a Tetraodon nigroviridis (green spotted puffer). It will need high end brackish to fully marine water as it matures. What SG do you have him in right now? How often/how much have you been feeding him? His stomach looks very full, and puffers *can* overeat.
and as for full marine are you telling me i need a full marine aquarium? as in corals/skimmers and all that stuff? dude i cant afford a 4000dollar tank! >< i can only afford max of 400dollars....
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"Full marine" means that the salt levels will have to eventually be at (or at least very close to) the salt levels of the ocean. Generally an SG (specific gravity, a measure of the saltiness of the water) of 1.024-1.026 or so is considered full marine.

No, this does not mean you have to have corals and things like that. Your puffer is not reef safe, so corals and other reef inhabitants would likely just get eaten by your puffer. But it does eventually need to be in a marine, fish-only environment.

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"Full marine" means that the salt levels will have to eventually be at (or at least very close to) the salt levels of the ocean. Generally an SG (specific gravity, a measure of the saltiness of the water) of 1.024-1.026 or so is considered full marine.

No, this does not mean you have to have corals and things like that. Your puffer is not reef safe, so corals and other reef inhabitants would likely just get eaten by your puffer. But it does eventually need to be in a marine, fish-only environment.
will i need skimmers and all that expensive junk? ._.
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