Dried pellet food for Puffers

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Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by snapperhead on November 28th 2011, 12:38 am

I make most of my own food blocks for my fish etc ,I do feed a liitle bit of flake and small pellet food so they stay used to it...Problem the smooth puffer "Toby" doesnt eat the small pellet food or flakes.

My problem I want a 3 day trip away so Im going to be using only the dried food timed feeding machine ,but if Toby doesnt like the small food he will start attacking the Anemone's and other fish..

I my local pet store doesnt have a huge range of marine food and I have to order it on line .

3mm pellets needed ,what brand, whats good ,whats the best ,what do you think Puffer will like..

Need to get it soon as I want to go camping and collect some rock pool and shore reef species on the far east victorian Coast and would like to get him used to it first...He sulks alot when he doesnt get the food he wants Crying or Very sad really ..

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Re: Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by AquaticEngineer on November 28th 2011, 2:59 am

If I recall, your not far from the ocean right?

I would go and gather a bunch of live shrimp to use as food and load up the tank before you leave. They should keep him occupied and well fed until you get back.
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Re: Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by snapperhead on November 28th 2011, 8:41 am

I thinks its a case of Jealousy rather than need,he has plenty of live shrimp and I re-stock often, he is well feed but if he misses out during a feeding time he attacks everything then hides in the sand ,but if I drop a few larger bits in he's happy and leaves the others alone..Go figure he's a character .
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Post by J-P on November 28th 2011, 11:14 am

there are pellet foods available from Japan but the 2 big complaints are:
1) the float and the puffer doesn't go for them
2) they take on water and sink and are hard to find. Thus fouling the water...
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Re: Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by Hero on December 3rd 2011, 4:20 pm

Yes, it is very hard to get puffers accustomed to dry food. The only option would be to stock up as AquaticEngineer pointed out.

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Re: Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by snapperhead on December 6th 2011, 9:10 am

Im trying a 4mm herring/krill pellet I got today ...I will post results after a few feeds ,but he tried a few on the first try ..The LFS I visited today in Melbourne gave me a few samples to try with differant tastes and sizes and sinking rates ..
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Re: Dried pellet food for Puffers

Post by snapperhead on December 9th 2011, 3:01 am

Well shrimp it is..he trys a little and thats it..But on a good note ,because he is presented with larger food pellets he doesnt attack the others...So in short problem solved .
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