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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi i'm John, i've recently started getting into owning fish again and never actually thought about going onto forums till now. I've always wanted to keep corals but i've never had any luck in the past and im looking to try again. What is a easy to care for coral, ive been looking at the xenias...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    Hello I have had my porcupine puffer for almost 15 months now and he’s acting very strange. Saturday, he went up to the glass for food but gave me the cold shoulder. This isn’t too crazy, he has done this before because he just woke up. Sunday, I walked down in the morning and he was upside...
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I have recently had a few problems with my tank with a high Nitrate spike which I have now sorted but this led to most of my fish getting ICH. My Porcupine Puffer wasn't really interested in eating while he was infected but now when he tries to eat the muscles I give him, he breaks the food up...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Hello yesterday i took the plunge and set up my 4ft tank. The tank is 4 ft by 1.5ft and has a total volume of 300 liters. I went to lfs and bought 80 pounds of sand. When pouring sand in the bottom i actually only used 60 pound. I then added 32 kg of live rock. after adding the rock i added 300...
  5. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have a narrow lined puffer who has been with me for two months in my 125. He eats well, still hides under an over hang a bit but is kinda social. His favorite food is scallops. This morning I noticed that he had a long white poop following him. I have read that this can be a sign of...
  6. Reef Fish
    Hello TRT. I've researched high and low for a good answer, but I've drawn a blank at every turn, and I'm hoping someone who's had the same problem will have the solution! The problem seems relatively mild, I have a porcupine puffer, Porky, who's not very old (I'd say ~1 year), still small for...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Hi all, I'm new to TRT, as of yesterday, but I wanted to ask for a little advice for my first big aquarium. I'm planning to setup a 100+ gallon FOWLR tank in the next month. I'm going to be moving my current fish (Porcupine puffer and Jeweled moray) to this new one as soon as it's cycled. I've...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi all! I've lurked around here for a while, and your experience has really helped me maintain my tank and keep my fish happy and healthy! I've kept aquariums since I was very little, but didn't ever set up a real salt tank until I moved into my college's dorm this year. It's been kind of a wild...
  9. Reef Fish
    I bought a blue spot jewel puffer fish for my tank about a week ago now and he has been doing fine. Although I have noticed his stomach is looking lumpy and bloated and has been this way for a day and a half now. He swims around just fine and he eats when fed. Any ideas what could be going on...
  10. Chesapeake Marine Aquaria Society (CMAS)
    Hello everyone! I bought a small (2-3 inch) blue spot toby puffer a coupe weeks ago. I had to take him out of the display tank because he is eating the zoas. If anyone is willing to take him I'd appreciate it as he is currently in my sump. I live in Bowie MD and am willing to meet half way. Thanks!
  11. General Reef Discussion
    Bought my first Valentini Puffer on Saturday and i'm struggling to get him to eat. I've tried live and frozen brine shrimp as that is all I have in. Any tips on food they really enjoy so i'm not wasting money on food he wont eat?? He's still a youngster measuring just over an inch...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    My porcupine puffer just started sitting at the bottom of my tank. I've had him for about a month and he just started. Or he sits in the top corner of the tank. He is housed with a yellow tang. I have noticed that the yellow tang does flip his fins at him. Also I seen him puff up today. It...
  13. Pests, Hitchhikers, and Diseases
    I have 3 gsp in a salt tank. I have had them for about 8 months. In the last week one has become a little bloated with a bulge on his right side/my left. he is eating fine swimming fine he is a little darker than normal on top but his belly is still light. He doesn't have ich or worms or...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    Hi, this really bothers, me! i found recent specks and dots all over the body including the fins and eyes :confused::confused::confused:. i been stressed about it ever since this morning. I been searching this issue on other forums and could it possibly be air bubbles? but this can't possibly...
  15. General Reef Discussion
    I was hoping to get some advice on what to do for my dogface puffer. It appears he has a tumor growing by his mouth. He still eats, but would like to help reduce the size if possible.
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I have a dogface puffer that has a growth by his mouth. First I was told it was probably air that was trapped when he blew up, but it appears to be getting larger. It almost looks like an infection of some sort. The company that maintains my tank said I could take it to vet, but I wanted to...
  17. General Reef Discussion
    Wondering what the minimum size tank would be considering I am cautious of adding my valentini to the 125 when I get it set up. I have some spare tanks I could make a smaller species or pred tank out of. Just curious.
  18. General Reef Discussion
    Today I noticed my porcupine puffer had a dark bruise like swelling on his belly. I have been working different hours this week so I haven't had a close eye on him and am not sure how long he's had it. I have never seen this kind of injury on a puffer before and none of the other fish in the...
  19. Reef Fish
    So i have a Blue spotted puffer who was always a great and happy eater. The last 2 days he has been kind of staying toward the bottom of the tank, and shows no interest when i add food to the water. he has no marks or sores on him. he still has all his color and he is swimming, just not as...
  20. Reef Fish
    So I've got myself a blue spotted puffer added to my 55 gallon FOWLR tank. i know my puffers beak grows continuously, so I've been recommended to feed it hard shelled shrimp along with mysis and brine, aquid and all that. what type of "hard shelled shrimp" do they books mean?
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