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Old 04/20/2018, 12:16 PM   #1
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New Guineafowl Puffer

U have had a new guineafowl puffer for about 9 days... I saw him eat at the store but he will not eat.. He's swimming around active, sniffs the food but will not eat..... Nobody is bothering him.... Any suggestions?


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Old 04/20/2018, 12:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried any live food? Ghost shrimps or even guppies. Sometimes fresh seafood from market also would entice them.


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Old 04/20/2018, 12:44 PM   #3
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I did seafood from market.. I was thinking ghost shrimp.. Thanks


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Old 04/21/2018, 06:44 AM   #4
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The live food you mentioned should get him going, try a clam also. Freeze for 24 hrs then thaw. Maybe a lil Garlic Guard on the food. Let us know the outcome.


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Old 04/22/2018, 03:32 AM   #5
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I have had the same issue with a puffer took a nickel sized piece of fresh clam on a wooden barbecue skewer and dangled in front of him kinda tapped his mouth didnthat 3-4 times ate it every time now my puffer is a eating machine.


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Old 04/22/2018, 05:53 AM   #6
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I have had the same issue with a puffer took a nickel sized piece of fresh clam on a wooden barbecue skewer and dangled in front of him kinda tapped his mouth didnthat 3-4 times ate it every time now my puffer is a eating machine.


Thank you... I will try that....


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Old 04/22/2018, 07:43 AM   #7
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Warning on the wooden skewer. I dont know how big his puffer is, and size of skewer. I would use a stainless fork to feed puffers. Stay away from plastic forks also. You dont want them biting a piece off and swallowing. My puffers will bite the forks so hard, they have left marks in them. GL


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Old 04/22/2018, 07:44 AM   #8
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Warning on the wooden skewer. I dont know how big his puffer is, and size of skewer. I would use a stainless fork to feed puffers. Stay away from plastic forks also. You dont want them biting a piece off and swallowing. My puffers will bite the forks so hard, they have left marks in them. GL


Stainless I have... U guys are the best.. I will try this later...


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Old 04/22/2018, 09:43 AM   #9
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They take up to 2 weeks to eat. Check for Isopods in their mouths


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Old 04/22/2018, 10:12 AM   #10
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They take up to 2 weeks to eat. Check for Isopods in their mouths


Ok...... I will do that as well


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