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What did you decide?

LFS didn't get them in this week :( I have to wait for Friday!

I'm actually now thinking about just getting one for a 5 gallon, that way I don't need to worry about sexing/aggression etc....but I'll make the final decision when I see them

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Sounds like a wise choice :) how will you filter the 5g? I understand they are very messy tiny beasts :teehee

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I should be able to get them tonight! I think I've actually decided on one in a 5 gallon setup, it will just be easier that way, not having to worry about aggression etc, plus my LFS wants an arm and a leg for them :P

Here's the Hardscape I was working on last night so far ybetuhus.jpg

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I should be able to get them tonight! I think I've actually decided on one in a 5 gallon setup, it will just be easier that way, not having to worry about aggression etc, plus my LFS wants an arm and a leg for them :P

Here's the Hardscape I was working on last night so far ybetuhus.jpg

That looks beautiful, Jess. It looks like a natural setting! [emoji1]
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That looks amazing Jess! Are you going to put plants in it?

Of course! :D

I got some plants yesterday for this tank, but as I started to add the rocks my idea of what I wanted to do totally changed, so i need to order some different plants

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I got him/her!! He's not super happy, so no pics tonight because I don't want to stress him with the light.

But here's a tank pic update [emoji4]

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That looks beautiful!

Initially DPs tend to be shy and cautious. You will probably notice him swimming around with his tail "clamped" into a point and kind of curl his tail into a U shape. This is normal until the fish adjusts, no need to worry about him doing that, it will go away when he has adjusted to his new home. :) Afterwards you will usually only see him do it when he is interested in some object etc and examines it.

I can't wait to see pics of him or her!

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That looks beautiful!

Initially DPs tend to be shy and cautious. You will probably notice him swimming around with his tail "clamped" into a point and kind of curl his tail into a U shape. This is normal until the fish adjusts, no need to worry about him doing that, it will go away when he has adjusted to his new home. :) Afterwards you will usually only see him do it when he is interested in some object etc and examines it.

I can't wait to see pics of him or her!

Thank you! I was googling dwarf puffer c shape last night bc that's what it looked like! Kind of freaked me out. And I had totally forgotten to start a heater in the tank before I plopped him in so the temp was probably not to his liking.

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Thank you everyone! I'm really happy with how this tank is turning out so far

Sometimes I wish you was not so good that way id feel better about my work lol.

Looks awesome :)

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Oh stop :P your tanks are beautiful! I love the setup in your goldfish tank. I think practice makes perfect in aquascaping. When I look back at pics of my first try I laugh and am totally stunned that it looked good to me st the time...I assume this will happen with all my tanks at some point :P

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What a coincidence ! I haven't been on in months but got on to research how to get rid of cyanobacteria and saw this.

I decided last week to get a dwarf puffer but of course now they aren't at any of the stores.....

i'll be following this to see how your baby does !!

I read they "pick" their sex as they grow. If one of several starts producing the male hormone the others will be female.

A truly interesting little fish !

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I'm in the process of setting up a dwarf puffer tank and came across your post on one of the forums :hi I actually got pretty excited knowing how amazing you are with fish and plants. And photos! It looks like everything turned out great. Will there be any more updates? :whistle

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