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    Tetraodon Nigroviridis

    My GSP eats anything even peas!!?? :blink: Try soaking the food in garlic first... fish love it and it wards off parasites and pathogens. ;)
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    Indigestion Or Parasite?

    Hhhmmm not sure... I would soak his food in garlic just incase.
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    Free Fish
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    Swim Bladder Disease

    I have a 5" fancy goldfish which has swim bladder disease. This is the second time, the first time I treated him with peas which worked. This time I have tried peas, epsom salts and various medications as well as frequent water changes and it hasn't righted it self. However instead of floating...
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    FREE FISH!!!

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    FREE FISH!!!

    Due to various personal reasons, I have decided to give away my coldwater fish which comprise of: 1 x Golden Brown Ranchu approx 4"-5" 1 x Calico Fantial approx 4"-5" 1 x Pearlscale approx 2" 2 x Weather loach approx 6" N.B. Fantail has swimbladder problems and swims upside down regularly and...
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    Brackish stores in the UK

    Shirley Aquatics, Shirley, Birmingham have got just about every brackish fish you can think of.
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    Puffer tankmates?

    You won't be able to keep F8s and GSPs together as GSPs will require a higher salinity than F8s. Generally GSPs will not tolerate any other tank mates except their own once they've reached maturity. So you could go for two GSPs alone in a 50g tank as they grow to 6". Figure 8s can be kept with...
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    I WANT 1

    Learn as much about marine tanks as you can before you decide on anything. A fish only marine aquarium isn't that much different from a freshwater aquarium. The only extra expense is probably a protein skimmer, marine mix and maybe RO water. But when you start looking at live rock or coral or...
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    When should they be moved??

    Yes, you shouldn't raise the s.g. anymore than 1.002 a week, and should only really be done once the GSP is around 4".
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    Clean-up crew for puffers

    Ok I know snails and crabs are out the question but do you think they'ld go for hermit crabs or urchins? Any thing else I could try? I have a green spotted puffer btw.
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    Live Rock SG?

    I have one lovely Green Spotted Puffer in a 20g tank which I'm converting from brackish to fully marine. I have just changed the substrate to argonite and am now doing water changes with RO water. I have purchase a 36W T5 compact to go with my 18W T8 tube. Now all I need is live rock. The SG is...
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    Figure 8 Puffers

    I wouldn't be surprised if there was two species of figure 8 to be honest because all the ones we get here has the distinctive 8 like swirls quite spead out. Where as some pictures I see on here have got loads of squiggles and dots and look very different. :S These for instance...
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    Electric Shock

    I went to feed my coldwater tank this morning and got an electric shock!!! It felt more of a buzzing than a proper big electric shock, so the voltage couldn't been too high. I immediatly switch everything off and then turned each appliance on one at a time and tested the water. Eventually...
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    Cool! My fish hand feed! Do they all do that?

    My Green Spotted Puffer loves prawn and will take them from my hand. I like to play chase with him and he'll also jump up and snatch it out of my hand if I hold it above the water. The only problem now is if I try and hand feed him anything else such as Krill, he'll start jumping up at my...
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    Interpet T5 compact tubes

    Are they not sealed units... My T8 has fallen in many times on one of my old tanks :dunno:
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    Interpet T5 compact tubes

    I am considering getting a single 36w Interpet compact tube for my 24"x12"x18" tank, to go with a 18w T8 marine tube. Are the compact tubes anygood? Will it be enough light to grow coral?
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    Which Puffer

    Puffers are very messy eaters and very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. I'm not sure myself on how good Juwel filters are but I would recommend getting an extra filter, as double the filtration is recommended for puffers. It's better to be safe than sorry.