Archive for October, 2010

Update 10/16/2010

Not much today, but I did promise some pictures of the Figure-8 puffer last time, and I have a few of them:

He seems to be doing OK except for the fact that he doesn’t want anything to do with anyone close to the tank. I would have thought he’d lighten up by now, but apparently these guys can be very temperamental and they can  take a few months to really warm up to a new owner.

Update 10/7/2010

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. Sorry about that. Not a whole lot happens when I don’t update, but I do have some pictures and some news at this point. First, the pictures:


I like the way Filet gets his snout into the crevices of that algae clip to get out the pieces of algae that nobody else can get, sometimes he actually goes upside down a little bit, and after several attempts, I managed to get a good picture of it.

At the fish store this past weekend, we came across some Figure-8 Puffers that had been converted to full marine water, and they looked really good. I figured this was a good opportunity to try again with the puffers, since I suspected that part of the reason the previous puffers didn’t last very long is because they weren’t being converted from brackish water to full saltwater, so with that work already done and the fish looking healthy, this seems good. Then I remembered how difficult it is to feed puffers. This one is especially finicky, and after four nights, he’s just starting to figure out when it’s time to eat. Hopefully he’ll be eating more consistently and I can get him to eat more of the snails that are starting to go crazy in the freshwater tank. Once I’m convinced he’s going to live, and once I can get a good picture of him (which is pretty difficult now since I think he hates me), there will be pictures and/or videos. That means there will be a reason to update again in the near future :-)

Right now he’s staying in a 10 gallon tank, but I think it won’t be too long until he has a 20G tank to himself, and hopefully he’ll develop some personality by then as well.

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