How do you breed Fresh Water Puffer's? - Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish
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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 05:12 PM Thread Starter
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How do you breed Fresh Water Puffer's?

Just wanted to try breeding mine. So far the only thing I have been told is to move them to slightly brackish water.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-30-2009, 05:26 PM
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i don't personally know.
i sent you a PM though.
good luck.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2009, 01:40 PM
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Freshwater puffers are just that. If you are referring to carinotetraodon or the pygmy puffers, they are often found in soft acid waters, no salt required.. As to breeding: Lot's of live or frozen food & lots of hiding places (they can get nasty). Spawning is generally pretty straight forward when they are ready. However, ( & here is the bad news) The newborn larvae can be tricky to feed initially, they seem to very specific about what foods they will accept. I did see one report on breeding Siamese redeye puffers, C. LORTETI where the breeder claimed to have had success feeding live white worms strained through a handkerchief.
What species of puffer did you have in mind?
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-11-2009, 12:51 PM
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what species are we talking about true dwarf puffers are pure freshwater fish,any salinity will kill them they will breed fairly easy but the young are hard to raise ive bred mine 5-6 times and only managed to raise 11 young out of perhaps hundreds
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