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by Corvus
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scientific Papers
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Scientific Papers

Sent you an email.
by Corvus
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Photo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Photo ID

I'd say it's a young P. leiurus, a species which is known to sometimes have more than one ocellated spot. Could also be a P. cochinchinensis with quite aberrant coloration.
by Corvus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Puffer id
Replies: 12
Views: 1424

Re: Puffer id

Agree with Spotfin. Very likely a young fluviatilis. No GSP or F8 IMO. Nice find. I saw them often in the past, but not so often in the last 10 years.
by Corvus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: what type of puffers are these, please help
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: what type of puffers are these, please help

Here's one of the old threads. There are more on the forum.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15928&p=163001&hili ... ta#p163001

and pics of older ones:

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by Corvus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: what type of puffers are these, please help
Replies: 11
Views: 952

Re: what type of puffers are these, please help

As SAPpyPuffer noted it seems to be one of the striped Marilyna species, most likely Marilyna pleurostica. We had this species several times on this forum in the past. Try a search for pleurosticta and its possible cousin species Marilyna darwinii.
by Corvus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

It's not a Takifugu ocellatus. It's a Takifugu obscurus IMO.
by Corvus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

No. If I remember correct it was T. obscurus, where it was determined that puffers and humans have the same genes responsible for teeth.
by Corvus
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

If current research suggests lower mortality for 77F in juveniles, I'd personally start at 74-75F and go lower with growth. For salinity I'd stark with brackish and raise the salinity to marine with growth.
by Corvus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

As far as I know, they are kept and bred in comparably cool water in China.
by Corvus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1765

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

I'd also ID him as Takifugu obscurus, one of the medium sized to larger Takifugu reaching 20-40 cm. They are even bred in China and eaten as "Mefugu" in Japan, sometimes specimens occur in the aquarium trade. I have never kept them personally, but I bet he has teeth! You'll find a few threads on the...
by Corvus
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: is this a genuine tetradon pustulatus/cross river puffer
Replies: 13
Views: 1221

Re: is this a genuine tetradon pustulatus/cross river puffer

Looks good. Think this probably is one. Also try a forum search for this species. Lots of discussion in the past.
by Corvus
Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Stunning Pao (Monotrete) abei / turgidus shipment (2x)
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Stunning Pao (Monotrete) abei shipment (2x)

Actually I might have to update my statement above. With the new pictures, your puffers fit the desription (diagnosis) of P. cochinchinensis quite well: "adults with ocellus, sometimes red, but most commonly made of a large black blotch surrounded by a paler area and a series of more or less contigu...
by Corvus
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Stunning Pao (Monotrete) abei / turgidus shipment (2x)
Replies: 18
Views: 1450

Re: Stunning Pao (Monotrete) abei shipment (2x)

The first three pictures of this thread look like P. turgidus to me, the last three could be P. abei and the remaining one is hard to identify, because the snout is not visible (but probably not abei). Here's an illustration that shows the typical two color patterns (depending on mood and breeding) ...
by Corvus
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: puffer ID help please..
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: puffer ID help please..

No turgidus. The snout ist too long.
by Corvus
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: puffer ID help please..
Replies: 9
Views: 816

Re: puffer ID help please..

Certainly no Tetraodon duboisi. Probably Pao leiurus or a closely related Asian, long snouted target puffer species.