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  1. Default Dwarf puffer tank


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    I am in the process of starting up a 29 gallon freshwater tank that will contain a group of dwarf puffers. What should I feed them? I've read conflicting information as to whether or not they truly need to eat snails. If we feed snails, what is a species that the puffers will like, that breed well on their own but will not overrun the tank? Also, do they need anything to supplement the snails as a good source? If so, what?
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

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    They have bony mouths which constantly grow. If their diet does not contain something to wear it down, then they will eventually not be able to eat. Any kind of snail that will fit in their mouths will work. MTS are common and prolific breeders.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

  3. #3

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    If by dwarf puffers you mean pea puffers, mts might be a bit big. How about ramshorn or bladder snails?

  4. #4

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    The adults will be, but you'll see many more small ones.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    What about anything to supplement the snails for org her nutrients?
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

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    *other nutrients
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

  7. #7

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    Not necessary. Just feed a proper diet in addition to the snails.
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    "There is no right way to do the wrong thing." - KingFisher "Only bad things happen fast in this hobby" - Cliff

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    What does that consist of?
    46 gallon bowfront: 1 angelfish, 1 GBR, 1 albino longfin BNP, 3 sunset mickey mouse platies, 3 blue mickey mouse platies, 9 cherry barbs, 9 harlequin rasboras

    29 gallon dwarf puffer tank

    Scheming show tank #3....

    10 gallon pond snail breeding tank

  9. #9

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    Im going to guess the typical stuff you normally feed to fish. A good quality pellet, maybe some live food every so often....

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    When we had a dwarf puffer we supplimented with frozen bloodworms. Just one or two each time since they are smal. We also had to keep a separate snail breeding tank because it would kill all the snails it could find (even if it wasnt ready to eat them). We used both pond snails and mts.

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