My new immaculate puffer

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  1. SterlingAce

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    Hi everybody!

    Finally got my new baby, first labelled as a dog face puffer but upon closer inspection turns out it is an immaculate puffer. They are very similar to the dog face puffer.
    The puff is about 11cm and the maroon clown is about 9cm. I know the tank is too small but for now it should be fine and is only temporary. Both seem very happy, the puffer is exploring and nipping at the base rock.

    Do you guys think it's worth it to buy the more expensive live rock if the puff will only destroy it?

    Any tips and thoughts will be appreciated.

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    The puffer looks a bit thin. What are you feeding?
     
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    Got him yesterday so will have him nice and fat very soon. Going to treat him with prazi to make sure there are no nasties. Then food wise I'll be giving mussels, cockles, shrimp, clams on the half shell, snails, polycheates or something, and whatever else I can find, most stuff is from ocean nutrition.
     
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    Loving my new guy within 2 days he he's figured out where the feeding hole is, eating from the tweezers and decided he doesn't like my sister's boyfriend. When he saw him he puffed up. Only lasted a few seconds then he deflated again.

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    So a quick picture just in time. Looks very interesting.
     
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    I must say this is a great fish. Puffers always have a very interactive personality. And relatively hardy and very forgiving when it comes to water. The immaculate and dog face puffers are pretty relaxed compared to the porcupine and some other puffers. They are very inquisitive fish and constantly hovering around like a humming bird, inspecting everything in the tank.
     
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    great!, no need to for real LR,
     
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    I've had long discussions on a puffer forum and the general consensus is that live rock is still a good idea. For the filtration and what not, plus it looks pretty :m13:
     
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    that rock you have there will become LR in a few weeks...

    if you wanting pretty looking rock, get real reef rock
     
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    That's awesome, I've been told that it will take months to a year for the seeded base rock and the dead rock to start showing any signs of "life" if that makes sense.
     
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    i doubt that, all my rock is fake rock, and in 3-4 months was looking exactly like LR

    real reef rock is encrusted with coraline, no hitchikers and not badly priced
    you can add a few pieces to help the fake rock along
     
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    All the rock I have is base rock or dead live rock from my old marine tank. They've been dry for years before I added them to the tank. I bought 1kg of seeded base rock from the LFS
     
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    I love it!!! I laughed out loud with your puffer's reaction after seeing your sister's boyfriend! Do NOT mess up with Mr. Puffer.

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    Thanks ,this little guy is still going strong and has picked up a lot of weight. Will post a pic soon.
     
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