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Here are a couple of pics haven't put any of these guys up for a long time, have had them for around 4 years now and if kept in proper conditions they can live up to 18 years.
As you can see mine are quite healthy, maybe a little chunky but definitely healthy lol. I only feed them every other day sometimes skip a couple. They eat freeze dried shrimp, frozen krill, clams,snails, and bloodworms.



This one is a pic of one under the water fall of the AC500

 

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That's one chubby puffer :D. can't wait to see clear pics of him/her :).
 

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How many snails do you feed at once? And how do you feed him clams? Do you just put the whole clam in there? Or break it in half?
 

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I open the clam up first, always freeze before feeding too. I give them a couple of snails once in awhile, F8's are not known to have problems with overgrown beaks.
 

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u keep them in freshwater or brickish?
Brackish of course. Figure 8's can live in fresh but for a very short time. In brackish they can live up to 18 years.
 

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Nice looking puffer! Do you find it difficult to keep a brackish water tank? Do you have to do the complex water chemistry testing that people do for saltwater tanks? Or is it quite similar to a freshwater tank, except that you add a bit of salt to the water?
 
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