Green Spotted Puffers

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hI guy’s, I have a 90g aquarium with 3 green spotted puffers and 2 monos in it. It has a 160g EheI'm canister filter and a 55 gallon topfin hob filter
Nitrate: 0
Nitrit: 0
Ph:7.5
Kh: 40
GG:180
I do have very hard water where I live.
My 2 green spotted puffers have always had grey bellies and 1 has had a very dark grey belly until I turn off the lights. I have a standard 120$ strip light that goes blue and full daytime so it doesn’t seem to intense. They eat like crazy!, I have another mystery and trumpet snail 30 gallon tank producing tons of snails for them to eat. But mostly they eat blood worms or fresh mussels, frozen shrimp (thawed), octopus and when they can they steal the high quality shrimp pellet I feed my monos. They would truly eat themselves to death if let. Their salinity is at 1.011sg. I use Instant Ocean sea salt and a CORALIFE Deep Six Hydrometer. They come bouncing around the glass at me wherever I am in the room so I know there happy. But my question is why is their belly’s grey on 2 and almost black sometimes on the other. If anyone could help me out it would be greatly appreciated!!
 

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Hi! Sounds awesome! I have zero experience with GSP's, but I think there is someone here that may be able to help. Wish I could remember who, but I'll definitely do some looking around and see who I can tag here for you.

We'd love to see pics!
 
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stella1979 said:
Hi! Sounds awesome! I have zero experience with GSP's, but I think there is someone here that may be able to help. Wish I could remember who, but I'll definitely do some looking around and see who I can tag here for you.

We'd love to see pics!
k thanks here are some pics
 
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    k thanks here are some pics
    It’s hard to get one without them swimming around bud you get the picture
 

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Cute guys .

Asfor the darkening of the belly, it’s not too uncommon for these puffers to do that depending on mood, stress, illness, etc. You’ll notice the darker coloration when they’re “sleeping” (more like inactive at night) and then you suddenly on the lights. I’ve also seen them do this when they excited about food! (On the negative side, this occurs and they are sick or being starved like by a parasite for example. However, you’ll notice a difference in body behavior like a curled up tail and little activity)

As long as the dark color does NOT remain for prolonged periods of time (like days- this would indicate an unhealthy puffer), you’re puffers should be just fine . Although I will say, you’ll need quite the tank upgrade soon, monos get to be quite big, and you wouldn’t want the two species stressing each other out!
 

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