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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
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Baby Green Spotted Pufferfish help needed.

I have bought 6 Baby Green Spotted Pufferfishes, When I first bought them, they were in freshwater,
After I bought them and researched on the environments they lived in, I added in some dead corals to increase the lvl of PH, I've also discovered they only eat bloodworms and snails, Snails are an important to their diet so they it can scrape and trim their teeth, I wonder if crushed coral can act as a replacement since I have difficulty getting these snails. Thanks In advanced!
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No, they won't eat crushed coral. Snails, clams, mussels. You can get them fromthe grocery store.
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if you want to keep them together I hope you have a 180 gallon tank or separate them into groups of 3 with 2 x 90 gallon tanks. They require 30 galls each.




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I just have one jagged rock in the tank with my fish and he chews on it to file his teeth. It came with his old tank but im pretty sure it came from an oyster bed. You could probably find one if you took a trip to the beach. Otherwise yeah you need to find him some hard food like snails. You can also do what invert said and get some stuff from the grocerie store. I give my fish shrimp from the store. I take one shrimp and thaw it out, peel the shell off and give it to him. You don't have to thaw their food completely because the crunch value will also help to keep their teeth filed. Just remember that when you feed partially frozen foods to cut the portion in half because once it gets in their tummy it thaws and expands like rice.

I also agree with everyone else you have way too many puffers and not enough space. If you don't do something about this you may lose all of them. They will try to eat eachother. They are super territorial.

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We also need you to fill out your location. This section is actually a sub-forum of http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com

I am trying to get the guys and gals on the main forum to advertise that snails are available for trade or sale.




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