20 Long Planted Pea Puffer Build - Page 3

TheAnglerAquarist

Fed some bloodworms/brine shrimp to them a couple of hours ago. They were interested and even saw them take a bite of two. So here are a pics, very poor quality but.. at least they are eating. Used a pipette to squirt close to them, will eventually try the tweezers. Gotta find the macro lens attachment I purchased for the phone a few years ago.


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Looking chunkier! Good sign!
 

jmaldo

Well, earlier in the week I thought I would need to share some disappointing news. On Tuesday I could not locate them, my son also searched. MIA?
Thursday night my son texted me, he found them swimming. Yeah!


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They got a water change and brine shrimp yesterday. About to feed some bloodworms.
 

TheAnglerAquarist

Well, earlier in the week I thought I would need to share some disappointing news. On Tuesday I could not locate them, my son also searched. MIA?
Thursday night my son texted me, he found them swimming. Yeah!


Puffer 102221.jpg

They got a water change and brine shrimp yesterday. About to feed some bloodworms.
In that big of a tank you might not see them sometimes lol
 

jmaldo

Well they are doing fine, fed them some bloodworms and tried some krill. At least they are eating. They each have a section of tank they prefer and guard. A bit of chasing if one or the other cross the invisible boundary.

Still looking for the macro lens.
 

jmaldo

Quick pics...

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Puffer.jpg
 

JuDom

I just arrived but read back in your thread! They are adorable and I’m glad the two are hanging in there. Post pics of the entire tank again, I’d love to see the plant growth. Nice work overall.
 

lazylathe

jmaldo

Any updates??
I was at the LFS today and they had a tank of tiny Pea Puffers!
They were about 8mm long!! So cute and inquisitive at such a tiny size.

So many new avenues of fish keeping since I was a kid! Not enough room for all the tanks required!
 

Haydeno

Figured I’d join in just because I love pea puffers. But don’t get too panicked if they ever disappear. Just check again later because they have a tendency to do that even if it’s just 10 gallon lol. Have 7 pea puffers (1 male, 6 female) in a 55g with neocardinia shrimp and planning on breeding.
 

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jmaldo

But don’t get too panicked if they ever disappear.
Too late, see post #82, they are very good at hiding and blending in. The other morning the duo were swimming together. And then they retreat to their areas.
Fun to observe.
Nice looking tank and Peas, good luck with the breeding.

JuDom
Next water change I'll get a tank pic...
Not enough room for all the tanks required!
Agree! "MTS" is real.
 

JuDom

Figured I’d join in just because I love pea puffers. But don’t get too panicked if they ever disappear. Just check again later because they have a tendency to do that even if it’s just 10 gallon lol. Have 7 pea puffers (1 male, 6 female) in a 55g with neocardinia shrimp and planning on breeding.
Beautiful scape! What are the tall plants on the far right??
 

Haydeno

Beautiful scape! What are the tall plants on the far right??
Thank you! The plant on the right is temple compacta. Very easy to care for and grow but it can definitely grow above the water if you let it.
 

jmaldo

Got pics after water change.


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jmaldo

Ok, for all you Puffer keepers.
A few hours after the water change and before the lights went off. I noticed one of the puffers got really dark in color, thought I might have an issue. Checked parameters everything is fine. Every happen to anyone?
 

jmaldo

Since my build is down to a duo of beans. Been contemplating down sizing their home. Decided yesterday to setup a 10g for them, had everything I needed collecting dust, up and running within 40 mins. Ordered some plants from Mcasella should arrive middle of the week.
Just some pics:
20 Long after tank maintenance, scape and water change.
Can you see one of the beans?

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This next pic I noticed the snail eggs on the driftwood.
As mentioned I have been seeing some of the wood pieces have been chewed on, the beans are really getting plump, must be the snail eggs as desert.

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Eventually their "New" home.


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JuDom

Since my build is down to a duo of beans. Been contemplating down sizing their home. Decided yesterday to setup a 10g for them, had everything I needed collecting dust, up and running within 40 mins. Ordered some plants from Mcasella should arrive middle of the week.
Just some pics:
20 Long after tank maintenance, scape and water change.
Can you see one of the beans?

Puffer tank after scape change.jpg




Puffer 112621.jpg
This last pic I noticed the snail eggs on the driftwood.
As mentioned I have been seeing some of the wood pieces have been chewed on, the beans are really getting plump, must be the snail eggs as desert.

Puffer and Ramshorn eggs.jpg
Beans! :D <3
 

richiep

Hi jmaldo how your puffers doing, I've only just come across your thread, just last week finally got a tank ready for a Green spotted puffer, he's about 1½" and such a greedy so&so I think I'll start feeding every other day once he grows a bit
 

jmaldo

richiep
Congrats on the new pea. Mine are doing "Ok", thought 6 in a 20 Long would work, but... down to the duo. They will be moving in a few weeks.
Let's see a pic.
 

richiep

Mine a green spotted and growing to 6" will need a 55g at the moment he's in a 30g
Hes bursting at the seems after his cockle
 

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jmaldo

Beautiful!
Are those shrimp with your Pea in the last pic?
 

richiep

Yes they are but they're feeder shrimp, it's so strange the puffer eats the body and leaves the head where all the organs are and for a while the head still moves
 

Basil

Mine a green spotted and growing to 6" will need a 55g at the moment he's in a 30g
Hes bursting at the seems after his cockle
He’s so cool! And at 6” you’ll be able to see him. My pea has definitely grown but she’s still as a challenge for older eyes to see lol!
 

richiep

He’s so cool! And at 6” you’ll be able to see him. My pea has definitely grown but she’s still as a challenge for older eyes to see lol!
That the reason I went for the green spotted, the only difference is they need brackish water but its not a problm
 

Rose of Sharon

Mine a green spotted and growing to 6" will need a 55g at the moment he's in a 30g
Hes bursting at the seems after his cockle
That face is just priceless!!!
 

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