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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 13:49

Just rescaped both the 27g cube and the 20g pea puff tank, and decided that I would actually put some effort into the pea puff tank. What do you think?

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I plan on adding a few more puffs to the tank, and hopefully get a spawn or two. Apparently they spawn in clumps of moss, which the males then defend. Does anyone here have experience with breeding these?


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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-15, 13:59

No pictures.....
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-15, 14:04

I've heard breeding it hit or miss. But as DMD said broken link, so no pictures.
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-15, 14:06

I should have used the infamous:
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Post  MRTom on 2014-05-15, 14:42

I stepped in and corrected matters Smile Epic tank for some pea puffs!
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-15, 14:48

Very nice looking! The pea puffers should be happy in that.  Spot On 
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 14:53

MRTom wrote:I stepped in and corrected matters :)Epic tank for some pea puffs!

Thank you... stupid forum requiring stupid file name extensions.  Razz 
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 14:54

DMD123 wrote:Very nice looking! The pea puffers should be happy in that.  Spot On 

Thanks! I'm in the process of putting together my CO2 system, and will have a manifold to feed into this tank as well, so hopefully I can get some thicker, lusher growth for them.
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Re: 20g Dwarf Puffer Tank

Post  cichlid-gal on 2014-05-15, 15:10

oh.....I am loving that tank. Wowza...looks awesome.
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Post  dwarfpike on 2014-05-15, 15:15

Not sure if it's good for pea puffers, but it sure does look good.
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 15:24

cichlid-gal wrote:oh.....I am loving that tank.  Wowza...looks awesome.

Thank you!
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 15:24

dwarfpike wrote:Not sure if it's good for pea puffers, but it sure does look good.

Genuinely curious, what do you mean by that?
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Post  dwarfpike on 2014-05-15, 15:27

I have never owned pea puffers before nor researched them, so have no idea if it's an ideal or good layout for them or not ... but I really like the way you 'scaped it and planted it.  Spot On 
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 15:31

dwarfpike wrote:I have never owned pea puffers before nor researched them, so have no idea if it's an ideal or good layout for them or not ... but I really like the way you 'scaped it and planted it.  Spot On 

Gotcha  Laughing Dwarf Indian Puffers aka Pea puffs, come from a heavily vegetated, slow moving river. So basically the more plants the better!
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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-15, 15:36

A bit of info on breeding: [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
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Re: 20g Dwarf Puffer Tank

Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-05-15, 15:44

EEEE, so pretty! Smile I love the background plants you have, and that rock really pops out Smile

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Post  DMD123 on 2014-05-15, 15:49

Been a long time puffer 'want to be' owner. I know I cant take on a big Fahaka since I dont have the space for one but have been looking at a lurker like an arrowhead, Congo or hairy. I went ahead and joined up on the The Puffer Forum so that I could get a better understanding of these awesome little fish.
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-05-15, 15:52

I have a Target Puffer... it..... hides, a LOT. But it does stay small. You can keep on in a 29 gallon tank... gets more active when it's hungry. Cute little bugger. Very Happy


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Re: 20g Dwarf Puffer Tank

Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-15, 15:53

Now that I can see the pic I can say, THIS LOOKS GREAT!!!  Spot On Spot On 
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 15:54

PokeSephiroth wrote:EEEE, so pretty! :)I love the background plants you have, and that rock really pops out Smile

Thanks! The plant in the middle back is actually Stargrass that I got from you at a plant swap awhile ago...so no wonder you like it!
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 15:59

ShortyKiloGyrl wrote:Now that I can see the pic I can say, THIS LOOKS GREAT!!!  Spot On Spot On 
Thank you!

PokeSephiroth wrote:I have a Target Puffer... it..... hides, a LOT. But it does stay small. You can keep on in a 29 gallon tank... gets more active when it's hungry. Cute little bugger. Very Happy


Same with these little guys. I'll be sitting there and think to myself "oh cool such empty tank many plants" (btw my internal dialogue is doge). But once they notice me they'll all swim out of the plants up to glass and beg like dogs.  lol! 
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-15, 16:00

Are dwarf puffers better as species only? I would love to add some to my community tank when it gets bigger if not.
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-15, 16:09

ShortyKiloGyrl wrote:Are dwarf puffers better as species only? I would love to add some to my community tank when it gets bigger if not.

Well, they tend to be pretty aggressive and will nip at almost everything, and their little bites are pretty unique looking. Though it does depend on the puff. I've had one who was a complete jerk, and I had another who did just fine in the community tank. I have mine with some Oto's and a single ABN, and used to have them with Kuhli loaches. The puffs did fine with all of them. But I tried them with platies, gouramis, and various tetras, and that was a no go.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-15, 16:55

Ok good to know. I have angels and tetras in my tank as well as a featherfin catfish, sailfin pleco and now a pictus that will probably find a new home before the upgrade.
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Re: 20g Dwarf Puffer Tank

Post  fishNAbowl on 2014-05-15, 20:24

My experience with Pea Puffers is the same as Bronzefighter. Some of mine are passive and one a big fat meany.

I think Poke's Stargrass has made it to just about everyone in this community. I dont know how many people now I've shared it with. Once I had just a field of it in my big tank. Good stuff! I use it now as ground cover in between stem plants such as some Hygro species.

Bronzefighter, I dig the tank man.  Spot On
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Post  bronzefighter on 2014-05-16, 10:56

fishNAbowl wrote:My experience with Pea Puffers is the same as Bronzefighter. Some of mine are passive and one a big fat meany.

I think Poke's Stargrass has made it to just about everyone in this community. I dont know how many people now I've shared it with. Once I had just a field of it in my big tank. Good stuff! I use it now as ground cover in between stem plants such as some Hygro species.

Bronzefighter, I dig the tank man.  Spot On

Thanks! I have a love/hate relationship with stargrass. When it looks good, it looks great! But the minute you look at it funny it's leaves fall off and get bruised and looks ragged  Neutral 

Anyways, it's surprising to me how much misinformation is out there regarding pea puffs! I think everyone should have one or two at one point.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-05-16, 11:04

I have a GSP and love the little bugger. They remind me of submarines they way they swim around. Smile
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