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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:50 pm Post subject: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 HI  All,
 
 I  got  these  beauties  from  Vijay  and  would  like  to  know  if  they  are  ok  to  be  put  in  2  feet  tank  along  with  tetra's(Harliquin,  black  phantoms,  purple  emperors),  Cory's,  ottos  and  shrimps(Wood  and  few  dwarf's).
 
 One  of  the  puffer  is  spotted  and  the  other  has  very  few  spots.
 
 To  my  limited  knowledge  they  feed  on  snalis  and  are  peaceful.  
 
 Kindly  excuse  me  for  poor  quality  of  pictures.  
 
 Would  appreciate  any  help  on  housing  these  beauties.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:50 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 Um...this  is  where  i  slip  up...my  experience  with  puffers  is  limited...however...those  look  like  T.  travancoricus....Retro,correct  me  if  I'm  wrong....they  prefer  brackish  water...are  generally  aggressive  to  fish...and  will  work  fine  in  small  tanks....
 
 Look  unto  the  experts  for  thy  answers.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:58 am Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 Very  aggressive  fish  though  I  like  its  swirling  motion.  Survival  rate  is  low.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:11 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 The  reason  for  the  low  survival  rate  is  because  ppl  buy  them  without  doing  any  research  on  them..
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:13 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 yes...precisely....people  keep  them  in  general  fresh  community  tanks...then  get  all  upset  when  they  die  of  like  flies....
 
 btw...Weylin...whats  up  bro?...any  new  fish?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 8:54 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 Hi  Guys,
 
 Well  I  did  some  reaserch  and  for  your  information  these  are  fresh  water  dwarf  puffers.  They  dont  need  brakish  water.  
 
 Hence  the  question  was  on  the  compatibility  and  not  on  the  requirements.
 
 Was  only  curious  to  know  if  any  of  you  experts  had  any  success  in  keeping  them  along  with  other  fish.
 
 Please  understand  that  its  not  always  the  research  which  will  help  you  house  your  pets  but  experience  too....  And  thats  what  I'm  looking  for.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:44 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 Those  are  T.  travanicorus  and  are  completely  fresh  water  fish.  Do  NOT  keep  them  with  other  fish.  These  guys  are  extremely  fast  and  extremely  aggressive.  I  had  a  friend  whose  7"  oscar  was  almost  downed  by  a  2"  puffer  (not  this  species,  but  probably  a  green  puffer)!  They  don't  even  like  others  of  their  own  species.
 
 You  can  keep  these  guys  in  in  tanks  from  5  gallons  upwards  with  1  puffer  to  every  3/4  gallons.  They  are  very  intelligent  fish  and  will  learn  to  recognise  you  and  will  even  feed  from  your  hand.  They  will  react  to  you  putting  your  finger  in  the  tank  and  are  generally  very  rewarding  fish  to  keep.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:48 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 I've  housed  6  of  T.travancoricus  which  almost  occupied  all  spaces  in  a  4  footer  and  killed  almost  8  mono's(smaller  size)  Â in  the  same  tank...!!!  did  not  experiment  with  large  sized  mono's  .....  they  are  very  happy  when  live  feed....!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2007 9:54 am Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 Since  when  was  it  "T.travanicorus"....?
 
 it's  T.  travancoricus.....or  rather...Carinotetraodon  travancoricus
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:23 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 i  have  figure  8  pufferswhich  are  brackish  water  i  was  desperately  serching  for  kerala  puffers  but  got  these  instead  anyways  figure  8s  do  well  with  salt  added  they  seem  to  be  doin  fine  in  my  tank  although  u  cant  keep  any  other  fish  with  them
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:50 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 hey  guys  my  figure  8  puffer  just  puffed  sometym  back  googled  on  the  same  and  found  out  tht  it  is  not  a  good  sign  it  stresses  the  fish  but  now  it  seems  to  be  doin  ok  just  wanted  to  tell  u  guys  tht  it  looks  very  weired  when  it  puffs  up  Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:51 am Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

                                                   
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hey  guys  my  figure  8  puffer  just  puffed  sometym  back  googled  on  the  same  and  found  out  tht  it  is  not  a  good  sign  it  stresses  the  fish  but  now  it  seems  to  be  doin  ok  just  wanted  to  tell  u  guys  tht  it  looks  very  weired  when  it  puffs  up  Surprised                

 
 
 The  puffer  puffs  up  when  he  thinks  he  is  in  danger.
 The  puffer  is  a  slow  fish  so  you  can  even  catch  him  with  your  hand,  turn  him  over  and  gently  tap  his  stomach.  
 He  then  gets  all  puffed  up..
 When  you  release  him  in  the  tank  he  scoots  at  high  speed  with  the  aid  of  the  quick  release  of  air  from  his  stomach.
 Check  this  thread.
 http://indianaquariumhobbyist.com/community/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=8139&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0&sid=71638852de81de97d170d71e061f11bb
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:50 am Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 hey  tx  trevor  but  r  u  sure  he  is  not  stressed  or  anything  Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 8:39 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

                                                   
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hey  tx  trevor  but  r  u  sure  he  is  not  stressed  or  anything  Shocked                

 
 A  puffer  will  puff  up  only  if  it  is  stressed  or  if  it  thinks  it  is  in  danger.
 And  sure  the  puffer  will  get  stressed  if  you  take  him  out  and  puff  him  up.  So  do  not  make  it  a  habit.
 Most  of  time  the  puffer  will  be  stressing  the  other  tank  mates  with  its  fin  nipping  Smile  .
 Keeping  the  water  clean  is  important.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:01 pm Post subject: Re: Native Fresh Water Puffers-Compatibility Reply with quote

 another  question  do  we  find  puffers  in  and  around  maharastra  ,mumbai  to  be  specific  i  have  caught  many  glass  fish  during  monsoon  and  i  kno  they  r  brackish  water  too  so  was  just  wondering  whether  i  can  get  my  hands  on  these  cute  little  fishes  Cheering
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