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green spotted puffers

  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I am new to full marine. I have a current brakish tank with some tempermental Green Spotted Puffers - currently because I was told by my LFS that I could add live rock, they have become stressed so I am just waiting it out to see what happens. I have some tank specific questions and...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, I have recently started a tiny reef tank for the first time, but it's only 46 gallons which means it's too small for a porcupine puffer or any other puffs except those sharp nose puffs, but I don't like any of the sharp nose variety. I have heard and seen videos of people adapting brackish...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    Right now i have a small 5 gallon hexagon its not a nano with only a green spotted puffer about 1 inch long and about 1 lb of live rock planning on getting more but what small fish would u guys suggest that wouldnt get picked on the puffer but wouldnt be to aggressive like a damsel or a clown...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    My friend has a 55g with lr and a snowflake eel. He plans on eventually having coral in it but he wants to know what other aggressive fish he can have in the tank lionfish, puffers, anglers, that kind of stuff. Thx
  5. General Reef Discussion
    Hello all, In my FOWLR 120 Gallon tank algae and cyno is becoming a real battle. I know the problem to be over feeding. I have battled the wife to quit feeding the "cute little puffer that always looks to be hungry". The puffer seems to have her wrapped around his fin with his poor pleading feed...
  6. Reef Fish
    I'm just thinking about getting a small puffer. Whats the pos/negs about them? Right now i have two clowns, and cherub angel, sixline in 55g w LR. In two months or so i would like to get some soft corals, and an anenome. Also looking at getting a tang, Anybody have one that will generally...
  7. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    Yeck, so I as of this weekend, our isopods decided to attack our puffer so I will be researching traps to get them out of the aquarium. Tank has been running for four months, two of which it was cycling without fishies so I know letting the tank run fallow won't work(these suckers are the...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    Related to Skeety's Road Trip thread: http://www.thereeftank.com/forums/showthread.php?t=55883 argh....and the straw that broke this camel's back... Walking around, out of curiosity, we stuble across THIS guy. He's the fish my g/f has wanted since we got into this hobby...and for month's...
  9. Nano Reefs
    I have a 10gallon and various other supplies lying around my home and since i have been keeping my Green spotted puffers in Brakish water i was thinking hey why not start a nano salt tank, I was wondering what EQ would i need i know that lighting is important and i have found a 96W PC for 88...
  10. Freshwater Discussion
    Well hate to be redundant but as the title said our little puffers died. These guys supposedly can live in salt as well. Is this due to poor husbandry or is the tank at plain old water salinity the culprit? There are some feeders and a blue lobster doing just fine in there.
  11. Freshwater Discussion
    When I was but a wee lad my father had a 25 gallon freshwater tank with swords and danios. We went to the fish store and I saw the cutest fish I've ever come across. Well the store sold it to us. Well as I now understand Green Spotted Puffers don't do well in FW tank while only being fed...
  12. Nano Reefs
    So I finally found a place that has the JBJ nano cubes, and they were even on sale, so i purchased one and got all the extras from another LFS (liverock, livesand etc.) and found a suitable place on one side of my living room sofa. Looks sweet there, now I just have to convince my S.O that we...
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have a 55 gallon tank. Here's whats in it so far: 1 Web Burrfish (4 inches) 1 Pecula Clownfish (3 inches 1 Yellow Tang (3 inches) 2 Bumble Bee Gobies (Clean up squad) Secondly, Today my lionfish died of a 'fungus' type thing growing on his head. I think it was on his eyes when I first...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Good Mawnin' Yardboy (I see you out there...) and all of TRT!!! Whew! I have a full day today and then Super Bowl!!! I have to sing at 2 church services and then work at the library. Our church choir is having a Super Bowl party, so that should be lots of fun. Taking the chili I made...
  15. Fish Archive
    I know this is a reef aquarium forum, and archerfish are estuary fish rather than reef fish, and, I know that archerfish are normally thought to be freshwater or bracksih fish... However, I have read accounts of archerfish being caught in full strength seawater, and I've read that some of...
  16. Fish Archive
    K. I have to post this on a new thread but if you have read my Shrimp Goby and Jawfish thread, you will notice I have a demon of a damsel living in my tank. So far this is what I have tried to do. 1. Just net the thing. Nyet, nope, doesn't work. I even tried coaxing with food in the net...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    HAHAHAHA!! I just spent 7 and a half hours removing my LR and netting my 2 blue damsels and 2 domino's! those devils are quick! By the 4th hour I was beginning to feel the onset of cramps on my right tricep but I would not be thwarted! Little did they know that the sensei bikethief is...
  18. General Reef Discussion
    I'm sure this has been brought up before, but I couldn't find much on it in the search . What are your favorite reef fishes? After the power outage, I am going to eventually need to restock and I am looking for new ideas on fish to keep. Right now I'm looking at adding a 4-line wrasse and...
  19. Crustaceans,crab,shrimp,etc
    ok, does anyone keep arrow crabs in their reef tanks? w/out them tearing everything up?
  20. General Reef Discussion
    In this pic you posted in the clear water thread: right in the center, just to the right of the yellow tang...the orange/apricot fish...... what is it, how big is it and what is its behavior like? I'm wondering cause from that picture it looks just like 2 of my fish that i have never...
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