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Author Topic: Figure 8 Puffer and Nerite Snails?  (Read 5301 times)
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« on: April 09, 2014, 09:40:41 AM »

Will a Figure 8 Puffer eat Nerite Snails even though they are probably too large to fit in its mouth?
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« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2014, 11:02:50 AM »

Read this...
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17534

Seems their shells are too thick and it has protection on its 'foot' but if the puffer gets a chance it will eat it...
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« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2014, 08:03:37 PM »

Read this...
http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=17534

Seems their shells are too thick and it has protection on its 'foot' but if the puffer gets a chance it will eat it...
My friend has a Puffer and it eats small dabs of lettuce.
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« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2014, 10:08:08 PM »

I hope that Puffer is eating more than pieces of lettuce. Lettuce has no nutritional value for that fish.
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2014, 08:07:33 PM »

I hope that Puffer is eating more than pieces of lettuce. Lettuce has no nutritional value for that fish.
He feeds him flakes also and small shrimp from the market after he cooks it.
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2014, 04:50:58 AM »

Why cook it?  Not one fish in the wild ever has cooked its meal first.  The enzymes in their stomach have a few million years of evolution involved in breaking down raw prey items.
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2014, 01:39:24 PM »

Dunno about that Karen... electric Eel fries its food a bit..  Wink (terrible i know)
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« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2014, 07:33:49 PM »

If he is feed those foods he probably has a completely different species of puffer .. I would guess the little freshwater pea puffers?

Gunnered....
As to keeping predator and prey together .. It may work temporarily but I wouldn't take the chance myself . IMHO.
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« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2014, 07:40:40 PM »

Why cook it?  Not one fish in the wild ever has cooked its meal first.  The enzymes in their stomach have a few million years of evolution involved in breaking down raw prey items.
That is what he does and he is a an avid keeper of fish for many years.The shrimp here you cannot trust from the market.
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