Animal Stories - Spotted Green Puffer


Animal-World Information about: Spotted Green Puffer

The Spotted Green Puffer is a very popular attraction and the most commonly available freshwater puffer fish!
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Stacy - 2008-11-08
I have 2 green spotted puffers. And I am having a hard time getting the ph level up in the tank. Can anyone help?

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john green - 2008-10-04
Green spoted puffers will need full marine water when they get older.

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john green - 2008-10-04
I have done reasherch on green spotted puffers (gsp). The gsp's will need full marine when they get older they start out in fresh yes. If u have gsp then you want them to be in the best shape they can be. You will need to match the store water conditions then slowly transfer them to full marine. email me at greensta6099025@yahoo.com n i will give u a good site or got to www.thepufferforum.com my user name there is greensp i am in the chat room alot. sine up there it is completly free.

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sam - 2008-09-30
My puffer died today. I was only feeding him flakes so I think his teeth over grew. Either that or it could be that he was traumatized when I cleaned his tank for the 1st time. Either timing would make sense. Poor puff.=( I'm getting another, any tips on what to feed him to keep his teeth down?

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thomas combs - 2008-09-22
I have two gsp. I first put them in a tank with mollies and dwarf gouramis, they killed a gourami and nipped the fins of a mollie. Well I put them in a tank with a red devil, 4 oscars, pacu, red tailed cat, pleco, and jacks. An oscar tried to eat one puffer and quickly spit him back out. Well they proceeded to terrorize my cat, then ended up killing a 5 inch oscar, and nipped everybodies fins except the pleco, so I put them in their own tank with 2 figure 8 puffers and they are happy. I feed snails, clams, and krill and just so they have something to do I give them 30 guppies at a time. Inch for inch. gsp are some bad a?? fish.

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john green - 2008-09-21
I bought a puffer 3 weeks ago and it wasn't eating anything, so I bought another one and it started eating. Now they're both eating and I would like to breed them. So if you have bred them please email me at greensta6099025@yahoo.com

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Brandi - 2008-09-16
I just purchased my puffer yesterday. Awesome fish and he seens to be doing really well. He is just a baby right now and I have a lot of other semi aggressive fish with a lot of hiding places in my 55 gal tank. So far so good. He instantly started playing in the bubbles, very fun to watch. He hasn't shown much aggression to any of my other fish yet, maybe because he is so small. I hope it will stay that way. I just love him. after reading the story about the guy who had to trim his puffers teeth with a cutical cutter (that would be hard to do!), I will be feeding mine snails real soon! He is just the cutest little thing.

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Crystal Smith - 2008-04-09
GSP are born as fry up in freshwater and move quickly into estuaries and ocean. They cannot live in freshwater and a 20 gallon tank per fish is not enough. They require atleast 30 per fish, minimum, 40-50 is best. People who keep 2 or 3 or 4 GSP in a ten gallon tank, your wasting your time. They pollute water too quick and get bigger than a 10 gallon is long back to front almost! Puffers in general require 50% weekly water changes in a tank suitable for their size, but when you put 3 GSP in a 10 gallon tank, be expecting every 6 hour water changes to keep the water clean. Now, do not get me wrong, Puffers are my forte in aquarium keeping, however if you want a good puff that won't cost you a 50 gallon tank and your bank, I would recommend Red eye puffs, Dwarf puffs or South American Puffs. If I can get this link in, this site is dedicated to puffs, and most of them have been taking care of puffs for 10-30 years.

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jeff - 2008-04-04
I have a 120 Gal Cichlid tank and just added a green spotted puffer fish. He became weak after being sucked into a power head. While momentarily weakened my largest and oldest Cichlid took a small bite out of him. Ten minutes later my Cichlid was dead. Needless to say, I am not impressed with the Puffer Fish.

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ginaaassssppppaaaarrrkkkkkkk - 2008-03-19
I have two gspufferfish that I recently purchased. I have always had bettas up until I fell in love with the two little guys at the store. Don't get me wrong, bettas are very intriguing personality oriented creatures. I actually found the bettas a rather difficult breed to take care of though. My puffers are much simpler, and their charming characteristics you can hardly compare to any other fish. They go to sleep at night. Mine curl up in little balls and hide their eyes in a dark area :)zzz and as soon as you see them in the morning they want to eat. They have a routine, it's so cute. They tend to not enjoy sudden movements or taping on the glass sides. That tends to scare the pee out of them :P Don't give a fish ever what it doesn't get in nature. Please people, the plastic plants, lets get serious here. The fish are real... do you sleep on a plastic bed? Turn off their lights at night... where does the sun shine 24 hrs? Puffers are Awesome, that's it.

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