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Chad Wilson - 2012-06-05
How ofen do you feed one puffer?
cali - 2011-12-25
I was going to get two green spotted puffers in a 3 gallon tank and I was wonderin if I should get them or would they fight to much when they start getting bigger!!!
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shannon - 2012-05-16
We have a gsp. It's the size from the tip of your pinky to the first bend, when should we move him to a bigger tank? We have tiger barbs, tetras, pitcus catfish and 3 mollies in the tank with him? We just got him on Saturday so we are still learning what to do, we will be getting another 10 gallon tank for him to go all salt water with in the next two-three months if possible. Any help with this will be greatly apperciated. Thanks in advance.
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fernando - 2012-05-15
I bought 2 gsp from walmart and i have two clown knifes in a 75 gallon tank. Will i be able to put the puffers in the big tank with the clowns? i know the clowns are pretty aggressive
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Editor's Note - 2012-03-17
I have 2 GPS I got for Valentines last year. They are doing great and have grown quite a bit. We have them in a 46 gallon brackish water set up. When is a good time to start moving them over to full salt water? The larger of the two is about 3 1/2 inches long or more.
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Suzieq53103 - 2012-05-04
I just bought 2 SGP, I have a 55 gallon that have cichlids in it. When I put them in the cichlids went after them which I thought might happen so I have them both in a 10 gallon now. My question is when they get bigger and can defend themselves can I put them back in with the cichlids and if so how big should they be. My cichlids are about 3 inches. And will the salt bother the cichlids? Any info would be helpful!
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Lil Bit and SE - 2010-08-09
I have been going through some stuff with these little puffers and am wondering what I am doing wrong. I feed it meal worms shrimp as well as snails. I started out with one I called Ribbi. She was a playful little thing. I got her at wal mart. I didn't know much about the fish so I kept her in a tank that was WAY too small in which the wal mart guy said was alright. I had to change her water everyday to every other day. It was crazy but she hung in there with me through it all. After doing just a little research on line I went out and bought a ten gal tank fungus clear and parasite clear. Thankfully I already had the salt. I don't know however how much salt to add to a ten gal tank. Sadly the fungus clear or something killed my little Ribbet after her and I went through hell together. She was fine until I put her in that green water, which may I say wasn't green until I added the fungus clear. I now have bought another fish and would like someone to reply or comment and let me know. I have a ten gal tank with a water filter. How much salt do I need to add and do I need to put any fungus clear in there in which I swear I believe killed Little Ms. Ribbit. Oh and what does murky water even mean. I have put in there seeds to grow my own plants I have a little bit of stuff in there for the fish to play with and do plan on buying more. Its was a long journey and huge learning experience with Ribbit, in which I loved very much but I hope to do this right this time any pointers. Please help... And to that wal mart guy I'm with you man I thought about that before I even found this page. I agree wal mart should not sell these fish. They're horrible about it. Again Please help..
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Sarah - 2012-02-16
I have recently added a green puffer to my aquarium and my parrot fish tried to eat it since then the parrot fish has turned very pale and looks generaly unwell could this be because of the puffer fish and if so will it survive
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jim - 2009-06-14
From the research I have done, the GSP likes brackish water the best and thus their belly will whiten up. Get a hydrometer and measure the salinity. I purchased the Deep Six Hydrometer from my local store. Prices vary wildly as my store charges double on everything I have priced. I have seen these advertized on the web for 7.95 + shipping. On the PLUS side, it is nice to be able to walk into the store and have my questions all answered, water tested, etc. Brackish water measures 1.001 to 1.016. A good range seems to be 1.014 to 1.016.
Ashley - 2010-04-13
My 2 1/2" green spotted puffer Sushi (full marine) has this really weird habit of shying away from hands. Doesn't matter who it is, she just hates hands! lol anyone else see this? It's a rather odd, yet cute habit when she tucks in her little tail!
And for some saying their puffers nipped their freshwater fish's fins, I think I have the theory as to why: Freshwater fish are tank bred and raised, meaning most have no idea as to what a predator is. When a predatory fish (gsp) comes into the mix, most don't know how to defend themselves except to try and hide or bolt away, Meaning the puffer can and will catch and/or nip fins. Most marine fish are wild caught or tank raised for a while after being caught. They know what predators are and had to live with, learn to escape, and defend themselves since birth. When I added a Heniochus Butterflyfish (a VERY peaceful species) after having Sushi in the tank for about a year, she tried to nip at the long streamer that's his dorsal fin, but he wouldn't allow it and gave her a "dominance push" backwards showing that's not okay. It was rather cool to watch and she hasn't bugged my heniochus, or any of my fish for that matter. I think that saltwater fish know how to defend themselves better than freshwater fish do, hence they're less likely to get nipped or caught as puffer food.
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