Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Share your puffer photos and videos with the world!
Forum rules
Showing off your puffer pals? Why not enter your photos into our Puffer of the Month contest?

Every month The Puffer Forum holds a photo contest featuring the puffers, burrfish, boxfish, tobies and other puffer family members photographed by members of this site. At the end of the year, the monthly winners will be entered into a Puffer of the Year contest! The POTY winner not only gets supreme bragging rights but also wins a $25 gift certificate to The Puffer Store.

Click HERE to learn how to join in this fun competition!
Post Reply
User avatar
Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 85
Joined: Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:47 pm
Gender: Male
My Puffers: 1x Green spotted pufferfish
Location (country): New Zealand
Location: Auckland, NZ

Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Post by Blinkey » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:12 am

Thought I'd share with you all some pics that were taken by my research assistant during my stay on the Great Barrier Reef. I was there for a whole month and saw many puffs throughout that time, as well as many other fish varieties.
Images are of a mimic filefish alongside a saddled toby (Canthigaster valentini) (which it mimics in appearance). The second image shows the identifying features of the mimic filefish; it's dorsal fin and spine (folded down), which are absent in the saddled toby.
The other image is of an ambon toby (Canthigaster amboinensis), which had brilliantly bright colours.
I also saw many other marine puffers on the reef (which I failed to take pictures of) including: humongous star puffers (Arothron stellatus), guineafowl puffer (Arothron meleagris) and many pairs of compressed toby (Canthigaster compressa).



"Life, uh, finds a way"

User avatar
Queen Admin
Posts: 31089
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago

Re: Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:20 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

Dwarf Puffer
Posts: 74
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:04 pm
Location (country): USA, Florida

Re: Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Post by grup » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:41 pm

Very nice pics. Thanks for sharing.

Figure 8 Puffer
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu May 28, 2015 3:25 pm
Gender: Female
My Puffers: DP
Location (country): USA
Location: CA

Re: Wild toby puffs on the Great Barrier Reef

Post by TheStig » Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:56 pm

Sweet pics!
10 gallon: 1 dwarf puffer, 3 Otos, 1 amano shrimp

Don't let your wet friend suffer - PufferPunk

Post Reply