...is here! Huzzah! But my computer is acting up so no pics yet they are omg so cute though. Well. Actually pretty ugly. So ugly they're adorable.
Haha perfect description!junebug said:It's like the fishy equivalent of an English Bulldog
They're just in a breeder box in the moment, I sort of forgot they were arriving today (whoops) and I'm still rearranging fish to free up their tank .They're gonna be in by themselves in a shallow/wide 12 gallon tub with just a sponge filter and tons of java moss. Should be the perfect spawning setup!Ant said:Nice! What are you keeping them in?
They nibbled on a few grindal worms! I'm planning on feeding them a mix of baby ramshorms, frozen bloodworms and brine shrimp, and grindal worms. And yeah I think I read your thread on feeding them! Very informative, thanksJRC3 said:
Relatively, as long as they have lots and lots of moss to spawn in and are conditioned well. I think the biggest problems with breeding usually are aggression and cannabalism.mjbxc06 said:these guys are great! enjoy. I feel like JRC3 would know this - Are they easy to breed or no?
Thanks! And aw poor girlieshayla1 said:I completely ADORE my puffer, Winston. He is so personable and I swear he knows his name. He definitely knows when I am coming with goodies. We did have Marley, a female, but Winston chased her until she wedged herself behind the filter while I was at work
Winston loves his pond snails, and I have some mosquito larvae that I feed him, too.
I hope your new babies do as well as my Winston has done.
Yeah these guys are pretty shy so far but I'm hoping they warm up.Dondomingo said:I remember when I had mine in my bowfront, took me forever to find him. He was kinda spooky always looking me up and down.
Mine have shown that activity but I've never had them spawn that I know of. There have been times when my big male would follow one female around exhaustingly and physically held her down.mjbxc06 said:these guys are great! enjoy. I feel like JRC3 would know this - Are they easy to breed or no?
Yeah, I think they're threatened currently Mine are a captive bred pair and they spawned a few times before I got them so hopefully all goes well!JRC3 said:It is my understand that spawning does happen but rarely. I also understand that suppliers used to breed them for sale, but thet doesn't happen much anymore and they are mostly wild caught, now. I read an article that their numbers are shrinking because of the fish trade. I don't know if I'll ever buy any more because of this even though they are one of my favs.