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Spotted Green Puffer
The Spotted Green Puffer is a very popular attraction and the most commonly available freshwater puffer fish!
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I would like to suggest advice, GSP's absolutely NEED to be acclimated towards a high-end brackish salinity as they mature in order to thrive. FW will not meet their needs and will reduce their life-span considerably.
I have two gs puffers and they are fun to watch. I have african cichlids in there and a goldfish and suprisingly the only one that messes with the goldfish is the african. He's not mean. but my puffers are very social. When i go to feed them they literally jump for joy. They do need a lot of space and hiding places, and if you see them lying on the bottom of the tank they aren't dead, they are sleeping. Overall these fish are easy to care for and are amusing little things.
I just bought 2 puffers. I've been watching them constantly and I've noticed that they seem to change colors constantly. Like if they are calm their bellys will turn grey, but as soon as they get riled up they will change back to the bright green and white. I don't know if somethings wrong or if thats just how they are.
yesterday we bought two (originally we only wanted 1) of these fish, their names are Spikey Puffpuff and Paul Puffer. At fist they were very curious, we had a giant stone of some sort that had holes in it (you think that would interest BOTH of them). One went into it but of course one stayed outside the rock. the next day we found a tail sticking out of the top of the rock... and OH NO! HE'S DEAD! At least thats was we thought. so we got the net and pushed the puffer down, it moved. it was alive but it was swimming with its head down. then we fed them some flakes and they wouldn't eat them. So I logged onto here and learned that they eat more than just flakes and meal worms!
Never let any metal be exposed to aquarium water, the rust is toxic. I got a cute little GS puffer and i didn't notice the rust until it was to late, but i did learn signs that show your puffer is sick. first his body will darken, his belly will turn grey, and it will become dificult to make out his spots. when he starts swimming slowly that means the end is near. don't let this happen to your puffer! if you recognize these signs change his water and try to find out whats wrong.
Green Spotted Puffer is a brackish water fish. they can live in fresh for a while, but they will die. i bought one thinking it was fresh water and he almost died. i ended up giveing him to a pet shop, and once i turn my tank into a brackish water im getting him back.
i just got a puffer yesterday and they are very fun to watch but they jump alot, so i say GET A LID. Yes, it scared me because it jumped at me! haha, but i have three and they all get along and i hope they have baby's...
I just bought a green spotted puffer today, and I was on a tight budget. I have put it in a tank with small pebbles and feed it shrimp pellets. It's the coolest fish ever. It seems to be more fascinated with the reflection of itself than anything else. I decided to name it Flash, because it's an incredibly fast swimmer.
I bought a gsp (named "PUFF DADDY") about a month ago and have him in a brackish 12 gal tank. I added a baby barracuda and a baby cichlid and he ate both of them. Next addition were 2 large o'opu but the o'opu were too territorial and chase PUFF DADDY. I now have a 3/4 inch o'opu(goby)in there and PUFF DADDY doesn't bother him. There are also 14 ghost shrimp in there but he isn't brave enough to get too close to them. He will only eat them if I they are dead or injured. All of them seem to be O.K. together. Puffers are great fish to have!
I had two little spotted green puffers. They were the most shy and enjoyable fish I've ever owned! They were so funny to watch how they swim (bobbing around)and watching them eat (especially snails, how they would kind of "circle" it before trying to eat it). Mine died a young age though because I didn't know you can't use copper with puffers (I do my reaserch on my fish, and never found a thing on it until recently) and my main water conditioner is made of copper! D: I feel so horrible that they died because of me. But I loved them. I really want more but no one sells them around here! I'm thinking about getting a couple dwarf puffers though, but they're not as much of a community fish as my green spotted puffer were. Oh well.