puh, I am getting pretty old… My knee… Hi and welcome to my new youtube video Today I show you my green puffer freshwater fish Maybe you already know them. This breed is from Germany I am going to tell you a little about this cute fish. It is going to be a voice over, because of the noise here. Hopefully it will turn out fine. Have fun. The guys live in a 1,3m tank about 325 liters The tank was set up recently I wanted to have enough swim area for the fish. That is way it looks relatively simple just a few seiryu rock caves They like to hide in them and in the plants. Right now I have around 17 puffers. Two of them (the bigger ones) are captured from the nature. They were imported by Herbert Nigl (Aquarium Dietzenbach) in 2017 These were the first fish, which are imported to Germany since many years ago. He imported like 100 fish. He tried to figure out how to breed them And he did it successfully a year ago. The fish on top is slightly bigger. This is an imported one. Al the others have been bred in Germany from 2018, so they are one year old. So what about them? Very easy to care. And you can mix them with other fish like corydoras. They are not very aggressive Mating time, is a little different story… But normally it works, the smaller ones have some troubles sometimes during feeding time There is the big guy! a male one As I said very easy to care and handle sometimes the battle a little if they are hungry Their water is softer than usally The water is from “Schwarzwald” area carbonate hardness is 3-4 and PH 7,2 No CO2 here. It is unnecessary here Now you can see the whole tank The background is from Back to Nature on the left an right a mounted two small background parts, to hide the filtration system. Just for a more natural look The filtratiton system is completely hidden. As you can see I only glued them on the glass. very good concealing job I use two filtration systems here. a classic canister filter and a heated one. I do change 20% of the water weekly. Cleaning the glass is easy aswell. I did not want complicated plants in here. It is for the fish, not for the looks. The puffers are not alone however. I have a few corydoras. But they are hideen right now It is very important to have an air pump The fish need much oxygen That is way I have a lot of pumps in here. PH stays constant at 7,2 because the water is very soft. good, and filterd water is key. and the air pump too. Here I have the other filter There is a tube I pulled in the sand. And the water comes back in the tank through the sand. The tank is Eheim proxima 325. 1,2×0,5×0,5 meters two led lights with 23 wats each Thats 46 wats in total. the cover reduces evaportation. Thats all I have to say about the specs. The fhis like it. There you can see how the water flow back in the tank. That is the filter outlet. and a corydoras is a also having fun here. But mostly the like to hide during the day. We thought that the puffers like to dig in the sand, but the didn’t The sand is easy to clean aswell. As I said the fish are from Herbert Nigl. Oh and the pig in here is a 3D printer project of mine. This was fun. I like it and it does its job with the air supply. Happy chinese new year Okey the fish from Aquarium Dietzenbach are now available in bigger capacities They can now be breeded sustainible. As you can see it is possible to mix them with other fish types. Now I will feed them with a shrimp precooked and already peeled. The like to have variation in food. The eat snails, mussels, tubifex frozen and alive Especially alive, if the are small and young Because the are not used to frozen food. But they will adopt to all food types. and if you feed them enough, the won’t harm other fish. I had no problems at all. I like watching them in this little group. And they don’t start fights except in maiting time. But breeding them is not easy Feed them well once a day is enough. you can even skip one day at the weekend. and the corydoras like to eat the rest One day without food is no problem. Tetraodon schoutedeni is the scientific name or green puffer fish. If you have a local retail around Ask them if they have connections to Aquarium Dietzenbach around Frankfurt that should not be a problem. Hopefully the keep breeding them That is a super example on how to cultivate rare fish from far away (the are form Kongo) directly from nature, sustainable in another country That is amazing. These puffers are very interessting, as I think. They eat all snails they find. That ios all from me ask, if you have any questions. I hope to answer all of you. I hope to show more from these fish in the futre, if you want. maybe in a few months. Thanks for following my journey on my videos here. I want to continue weekly uploads. what do you sugesst to upload? I will do my best. I am not the best Youtuber in the world, but I try for you guys 🙂 Voice overs are a little simpler for me. Watch the video discription for links to the background and the sand and decorations and the website of Aquarium Dietzenbach. Now let’s leave them in piece. They are very hungry. The last moments for the puffer fish have started now I will hold my breath now… Thanks for watching and keep liking. See you next time. Thanks.