Animal Stories - People Talking About Puffers - Boxfish - Porcupinefish


Animal-World info on Cowfish
Animal Story on Cowfish
List Animal Stories on Cowfish
More info at Animal-World
Kuba - 2011-05-31
If I buy cow fish as a baby can i keep him in 28 gal nano cube?
How long i can have him for ?
I heard they grow up slowly.

Click For Replies (2)
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-05-31
    28 gallons is big enough as the cow fish will supposedly be 20 inches as an adult. Figure one inch of fish (as an adult) for each gallong of water. 20 inches so at least 20 gallons as you have to subtract for plants and flooring and decorations. Leave your question up and I would look into this a little more cuz some say problems with these nano cubes.
  • Krista - 2011-09-14
    No. 28 gallons is not big enough. The Longhorn Cowfish needs at least 100-150 gallons at full length. Even as a baby 28 gallons won't be big enough and he will probably die and poison everything else in your tank.
Reply
Animal-World info on Dog-faced Puffer
Animal Story on Dog-faced Puffer
List Animal Stories on Dog-faced Puffer
More info at Animal-World
Matt - 2014-06-24
Please help me with infomation on these things. My 'Arothron nigropunctatus' was spawning. She lives alone in a water tank. Female of 'Arothron nigropunctatus' was dying after spawning? Please tell me who knows these things?

Reply
Daniel Kishen - 2014-03-18
I am thinking of getting a dog face puffer, what other fish do well with it and what should I feed it?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-03-20
    The Dog Face Puffer (Arothron nigropunctatus) are large carnivorous predators that can reach up to 14'  and need a tank of at least 100 gallons. They are considered Semi-aggressive, because they will eat snack sized fish as well as any crustaceans (not good for a reef tank!), but they are not scrappers. So look for tankmates that are too large to be eaten and of similar habits, like lionfish or frogfish. They may also do fine with larger angelfish or tangs, and possibly more passive triggers. But their diet preference rules out small fish like damsels and clownfish.
Reply
seatzy - 2012-07-15
I have recently purchased a 200 gallon fish tank, it is something special. I have plenty of live rock and have started to put my fish in (once tank has matured). I have Valentini puffer, two lion fish, a wrasse, granddad blenny, convict blenny and I have just today got myself a dog-face puffer today. He has fitted in like he has been there since the beginning. He allows the wrasse to clean him and has accepted the other fish, as they have them. I am wondering if he will end up eating my clean up crew. I have a few nice orange legged hermits and the like. I also have a sand sifting star fish, he won't attack that will he? thanks

Click For Replies (1)
  • Daniel Kishen - 2014-03-18
    I am afraid it isn't a very good idea to keep him with a starfish as they tend to attack invertabrates. He will be fine with the other fish and crustaceans.
Reply
heather damitio - 2013-12-06
I have had my black spotted puffer for almost 6 months. He has always eaten well and been active. Lately he is sitting on the bottom of the tank under a rock and one of his eyes has turned white. I have been hand feeding him for a couple days because he isn't coming to the surface. Yesterday he would not eat and kept running from me. What do I do?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-10
    It sounds like your puffer has cloudy eye. This can be caused by a number of different things from water quality, diet and bacterial infections. First check your water parameters to make sure everything there is okay. Being a 6 month old tank, I'm guessing you are keeping on top of that. Next make sure you are feeding him a varied diet, and then look at a treatment. You will want to treat with a broad spectrium antibiotic. You can either treat the tank or feed him foods soaked with antibiotics. If you choose the soaked food route, add 250 mg of antibiotic to each ounce of food. Good luck.
Reply
Animal-World info on Panther Puffer
Animal Story on Panther Puffer
List Animal Stories on Panther Puffer
More info at Animal-World
Tony - 2004-01-17
my puffer just loves eating small crabs that I catch and it makes a very loud crunch noise when it chews. be careful when feeding them live crabs as one time a crab attached itself to my puffer and I had to quickly get it of before it got a chunk out of my puffers back!

Click For Replies (1)
  • Inma - 2013-09-22
    I love taking photos under the water. I am just an amateur photographer, and I have had an amazing opportunity to take some of those near the coast of Australia over last five years, during my visits there. The collection you've compiled is very inspirational. Thanks.
Reply
Animal-World info on Dog-faced Puffer
Animal Story on Dog-faced Puffer
List Animal Stories on Dog-faced Puffer
More info at Animal-World
Melonie - 2013-04-25
Can someone tell me how many eggs a Dogface Puffer Fish lay? I also need to know the parenting skills of this type of puffer and what are their pedators. I'm not finding much on any website. Thanks.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-04-26
    Little is known about breeding.  They have not been bred in captivity to properly study.  The puffer has a lot of defenses against predators so most stay away.
Reply
Animal-World info on Cowfish
Animal Story on Cowfish
List Animal Stories on Cowfish
More info at Animal-World
Jessica Reyes - 2012-06-08
I kept one of these amazing guys for a long time, he was almost a foot long when he died. As far as when he did die he did not release a toxin and was surprised to find out that they release the toxin when they die stressfully. As sad as I was when he did die it made me feel better knowing he was happy and probably died of old age.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Dustin - 2013-03-02
    I just bought a cowfish today. They are amazing creatures and very unique. I'm sorry for your loss. My cowfish Billy is so full of life.
Reply
Animal-World info on Porcupine Puffer
Animal Story on Porcupine Puffer
List Animal Stories on Porcupine Puffer
More info at Animal-World
craig warren - 2004-07-14
Easily the best fish to keep as a pet. During feeding they will swim to you and take food from your hand. Be careful not to be bitten by this one, it has very powerful jaws. It will spit jets of water from the aquarium at you if you dont feed it quick enough. It will also come to the front of the tank and beg for food. The best fish I've ever kept. Recommended to any one who likes a fish with a good personality.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Ron - 2013-02-25
    I had a 6 incher not too long ago he was a great fish. Be careful with your water changes!! The puffer i have now is a baby Its doing very well. Its okay to have your water at 80 degrees for these fish. good luck guys.
Reply
Adam - 2010-08-02
I have a porcup[ine puffer I bought a week ago now named mugsy. I have been trying to feed him a variety of foods from clam, brine, freeze dried krill, shrimp, and mussels. I haven't seen him eat the food yet. It's gone but I believe that is from my snowflake eel coming out and taking. Any suggestions on what I should try?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-16
    Try using tong and feed him directly.  Once they start eating its hard to slow them down.
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World