View Full Version : My tiny porcupine puffer! :)

04/14/2017, 12:50 PM
Puffers have been my favorite fish for ten years now and I just recently finally got a porky! He's only like 2 inches big in a 30g all by himself. Within a few months, I'm getting something over 100 gallons to put him along with my gsp and Ceylon puffs into. He's actually smaller than both of them so I want him to be around the same size. I converted the Ceylon(Kirby) from fresh to salt last year and my gsp(olive) has always been in salt since I had her. They're all in separate tanks and I've been getting nervous about introducing olive and Kirby to the same tank for a year now. :/ anyway, I found this forum from being mostly active in the mantis shrimp one and I'm glad I found this! I'm not much into corals after all the money I've wasted on them. I do like mushrooms though :) here's a short video of the porky finally eating! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=gBuLddPGSig

04/14/2017, 09:53 PM
Look at him go! :cool:

04/15/2017, 04:09 AM
Nice..I would get some raw uncooked shrimp and give him lil pieces. My guy goes crazy over them.

04/15/2017, 06:13 AM
Nice that little guy is cool.

04/16/2017, 03:19 AM
Thanks, all I could get him to eat yet was the live brine, I have shrimp and scallops from the grocery store in the freezer.

04/16/2017, 09:45 AM
So cool, yeah puffers are some of those that need live food to get settled in. You may want to give him some gut loaded ghost shrimp for a more nutritious addition.

04/16/2017, 06:55 PM
Haha, awesome little fish.

04/17/2017, 08:19 AM
Awesome guy! Maybe I was just lucky but mine has been eating frozen krill and mysis from the day that I took him home. They have so much personality. My favorite fish by far!

04/19/2017, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the suggestions! Haven't tried ghost shrimp yet but if I get desperate, I wil. Off topic question: how do I get pictures to post right side up on this site?

04/19/2017, 11:13 PM
Have you tried frozen krill? Mine goes absolutely bonkers for it. If you spear it with a clear piece of air line and make it wiggle in the tank it might entice him to eat.

04/20/2017, 05:14 AM
I got her to eat black worms so I don't think I'm going to have any issues! :) just happy to see her acting like a normal puffer lol

04/20/2017, 05:19 AM


04/20/2017, 07:42 AM
Awesome! Glad shes eating :)

I like feeding mine a live fiddler crab occasionally as a treat. Can hear the shell cracking from a few feet away.

04/20/2017, 10:32 AM
Knowing mine, she'd freak out and get as far away as possible! Anything bigger than her mouth is ignored :/

04/20/2017, 07:46 PM
What a little cutie!

04/20/2017, 08:50 PM
This must be baby porky season, one lfs has 4 of them!