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My Mbu Giant Puffer
August 9, 2010
9:11 am
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pufferman
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can anybody tell me in kent or specialist shops i can get crabs legs or any diferent foods
to what must be a boaring diet of muscles and unshelled soft muscles .
can i feed him any crabs legs or must they be freshwater ,also told that they eat snails
any ideas what type ???
my puffer is in my 6 ft tank a tropical with loads of community fish, he or she has no interest in them.
and lives quit happily with them for the last 6 months the reason im asking all these questins
is i do like my puffer very much as a great pet and the centre of attraction in my tank ,
so i hope you can help me brian

August 9, 2010
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ideally find a chinese supermarket - they will have everything you need to keep a puffer happy and save you a fortune... apart from that tesco and morrisons usually have raw squid and octopus as well as shell fish...

August 10, 2010
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Hi Brian,

They will eat pretty much whatever aquatic snail they can get in their mouths - only MTS prove a problem I'm led to believe.

August 21, 2010
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/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> thanks for the advice
ive herd that if you buy crabs claws and soak them in clean water it gets rid of the salt
?is thi viable or not ps...i droped a chunk of lunchen meat in the other day for the little ones
but as soon as i did this the puffer had it ....still alive.

August 23, 2010
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QUOTE (pufferman @ Aug 21 2010, 04:29 PM) < {POST_SNAPBACK}>
:ive herd that if you buy crabs claws and soak them in clean water it gets rid of the salt
?is thi viable or not ps...i droped a chunk of lunchen meat in the other day for the little ones
but as soon as i did this the puffer had it ....still alive.

No need to worry about salt in crab claws, just a rinse will be more than enough.
Luncheon meat might be good bait for pigfish and barbel, but it's not ideal food for aquarium fish...

With a big Booboo you're better off going straight to a company like PikePro and getting small frozen prawns or shrimps (shell-on), it'll work out cheaper in the long run.
As Colin has said, many Asian supermarkets will have big bags of tail meat or whole shrimp, various sizes, pretty cheaply.
If you really wanted to treat it you could buy razor clams and peeler crabs!

August 24, 2010
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/thumbs_up.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":thumbsup:" border="0" alt="thumbs_up.gif" /> /rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> thank you for the advice
brian

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