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Funny eyed porcupine

Postby mrnmrskyle on Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:24 pm

Well I just got this porcupine in my dt. He didn't want to eat at first and was hiding in caves non stop... He is now eating bloodworms from my tweezers and swimming more but his eyes look exactly like this picture ( of actual fish) is this a problem or normal?

He is in a 100 gallon 6x2x14" tank and all tank mates are fine healthy and established... Tank water and sand and rocks has been used for over a year just switch to a new tank 2 months ago

Picture 1 is my fish camera did a good job actual colors n all..
Picture 2 is one I found online just searching
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby Corvus on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:35 pm

Totally normal. This rainbow colored layer apparently acts as both: an UV-filter and to improve contrast. Many fish have that, but it is most obvious on puffers due to their big eyes and the most obvious on diodontids which have very large eyes for their size.
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby Corvus on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:36 pm

PS: your puffer is no Diodon holocanthus in case you did not know ;)
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby mrnmrskyle on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:11 pm

man, well what type of puffer is it?

he's a cool looking lil guy, love puffers, had FULL reef setups for years, and finally gave into my urge and set up a FOWLR tank... love it... so much less worry... I do have a few coral in there, toadstools, leathers, junk like that that has a good reputation of living w/ a puffer
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby goldielocke76 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 5:11 pm

Thank you Corvus! I was wondering what that was myself. Interesting to know :)

Thanks Skyle for asking! I just never got around to it rofl
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby FADE2BLACK_1973 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:05 pm

Yep, I agree with Corvus...
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby mrnmrskyle on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:08 pm

thanks guys, it is a burrfish, which i'll assume as a type of puffer, but he does look a lot like the 2nd picture.
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby Corvus on Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:59 am

Would prefer to have a full body picture to determine which species of burrfish it is.

Pic1 and Pic2 are totally different fishes.
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby sgtmyers88 on Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:59 am

Be thankful it wasnt a D. Hysterix they get HUGE from what I have seen and heard.
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby mrnmrskyle on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:06 am

I'll take some better pictures tonight, he has been swimming around a lil bit more and loves some blood worms off my fingers... but isn't really aggressive enough to come out and grab food w/ the rest of the fish yet..
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby mrnmrskyle on Wed Aug 22, 2012 11:09 am

i'm whiling to lay money down that he is a

Cyclichthys orbicularis

looking at pictures thats the one thats exact match...

the first pic i posted (of the random puffer) was basically just for looks on the eyes...
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Re: Funny eyed porcupine

Postby Corvus on Wed Aug 22, 2012 1:32 pm

Yes, probably C. orbicularis.
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