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Green Spotted Puffer is determined to be bored despite my best efforts.

Discussion in 'Brackish' started by silentcircuit, May 27, 2011.

  1. silentcircuit

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    So, last few weeks I've been catching my GSP pacing off and on. Up and down the glass. Up and down.

    First I just moved her decorations around (they are extensive, she's about 2.5" in a 20G standard). This pissed her off as usual but seemed to have no other effect. She was back to the pacing in a couple of days, after pouting and refusing to eat because I dared to change anything in her tank.

    Waited a few days, added some more decorations (just cheap fake plants, mostly as filler to break up line of sight) and this didn't seem to make a difference either.

    Tried putting things in as caves for her to look in, all of that. Don't know what else to try.

    I've attempted adding tank mates in the past, but she is never happy about this and makes a concerted effort to murder them every time. They've all been returned within 24 hours for their own good, every time.

    Ideas? I can't really get a bigger tank now (space and budget), but with the amount going on in her current one I doubt more space or potential points of interest is really the fix here...

    Water quality is excellent, 0/0/20 or less. I do a 50% change every 2 weeks or so. She's the only thing in there apart from some ghost shrimp, so bio-load is fairly low. I have a Penguin 350B filter on the tank.
     
  2. livebearerfreak

    livebearerfreak you are hypnotized! LOL

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    hmmm well a 20 gallon should be big enough for her anyways full life. but cant think of any other reasons she doing this, hmmmm hard to figure out.. good luck with her though.
     
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    Karma954 Say hi to Tweezy :D

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    eh, idk bout a 20 gallon for full life. early adolescence (say 2 years old maybe) i have a gsp in a 75 heavily decorated and intricate tank, and although he does move around investigating alot, every so often he gets a little bored. typically tho he just notices me coming by the tank and tries to come to me. anywho, after about 2 years old id definitly say at least a 40 gallon tank, if its a lighter stock
     

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