dwarf puffer fish

A forum to discuss the more unusual aquarium fish - Arowanas, Eels, Knifefish, Polypterus, Puffers, Rays and more...

dwarf puffer fish

Postby Dool » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:06 pm

Have been doing a fair bit of research into these cracking little critters. My plan was to keep one of these in the 48 litre I have spare. From what Ive read 48l should be suffice for one of these was just wondering if anyone else had these fish and if the 48l would truly be fine to keep one of these fish in. Thanks
Fluval Roma 125 Litre

20 Neon Tetras
4 Zebra Danios
1 Pakistani Loach
9 Black widow tetra
2 Upside Down Catfish

48l
Work in progress
Dool
Member
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 3:17 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby moocowmoneybox » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:21 pm

I dont have experience of puffers and i am not sure when someone may be along with 'how they did it'...

have you had a look at www.thepufferforum.com as they may be better informed!
Adrian
Rio 400 12/11/10

You dont need eyes to see, you need vision.
"There's someone in my head but it's not me..."
"Everybody has their vice"
User avatar
moocowmoneybox
Moderator
 
Posts: 3239
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:54 pm
Location: Hemel Hempstead, Herts, UK

Postby Dool » Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:48 pm

this site has been great for information, I dont know why I didnt pick up on it while searching google. Thanks moocow !
Fluval Roma 125 Litre

20 Neon Tetras
4 Zebra Danios
1 Pakistani Loach
9 Black widow tetra
2 Upside Down Catfish

48l
Work in progress
Dool
Member
 
Posts: 95
Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 3:17 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby Paul Williams » Wed Aug 18, 2010 4:07 am

I've kept some for a while now. Great little fish with plenty of character.
Paul Williams
Member
 
Posts: 223
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:20 pm

Postby Switch01252 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:00 pm

yeah i was thinking of getting one of these 2 and putting one on his own in a 40 litr tank
Steve
User avatar
Switch01252
Member
 
Posts: 1708
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:22 pm
Location: Yateley

Postby Switch01252 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 12:48 pm

here you go dool just read this so it sounds good

Common Names: Dwarf Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, Indian Puffer, Pea Puffer, Malabar Puffer

Scientific Name: Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Family: Tetraodontidae

Origin: Asia

Max Size: 1â€
Steve
User avatar
Switch01252
Member
 
Posts: 1708
Joined: Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:22 pm
Location: Yateley

Postby scoobysal » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:01 pm

I like the sound of all that, always liked the look of them.
scoobysal
Member
 
Posts: 663
Joined: Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:02 am
Location: north east uk

Postby dsj7323 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:23 pm

Dwarf puffers will also need their teeth looked after.

dwarf puffers are one of the only puffers that dont need snails to grind down there teeth but it is always great to give them some and is fun watching them hunt them.
Whoever said 'nothings impossible' never tried to pin jell-o to a tree
User avatar
dsj7323
Member
 
Posts: 92
Joined: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:06 pm

Postby Rockfish » Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:29 am

dwarf puffers are one of the only puffers that dont need snails to grind down there teeth


I'd agree with that - it doesn't seem to be a problem with any of the Carinotetraodon group. As well as the dwarf puffers, I've kept C. lorteti, irrubesco and salivator and only fed them snails very occasionally.

The main ones that seem to be a problem are the South American puffers (Colomesus asellus) and the Figure 8 puffers, although the problem does occur in the larger species like mbu and nile/fahaka puffers too.
Sean


Remember there's lots of info at The Tropical Tank main site!
Rockfish
Site Admin
 
Posts: 869
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 3:28 pm
Location: UK

Postby Kyle » Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:37 pm

I have to agree on the teeth the suck snails out the shell and if you are having more then 1 fish don't have to 2 you need at least 3. If there's only 2 they will bully. Having 3 the bullying is spread out but the can be very unpredictable and aggressive but they are fun to watch
Kyle
Member
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:47 pm

Postby Gavo » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:18 pm

I 'rescued' two of these from a pet store, i looked into a extremely murky tank and just spotted one as it came to the front of the glass.

I put them in a tank of piranhas and after 1 week all was going well until the puffers ate a piranha.
all of the piranhas body was gone and its eyes were still moving around :mrgreen:


I had to seperate them after that.
Jewel Rio 300 & 400
Gavo
Member
 
Posts: 15
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:15 pm
Location: JERSEY


Return to Oddballs and Brackish Fish

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests