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WTB irrubesco

Post by Verivus » Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:24 am

I know this is a longshot, but I am looking for irrubesco puffers. I had a pair but my male passed last year. I still have my female, so would prefer a male, but at this point I'll take any. Located in the US. My female is NFS.

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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 30, 2017 10:20 am

There are lots of folks here looking for the same but have had very bad luck finding them. Hopefully, someone here will chime in.
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:42 pm

What state you live in? I have spent two years down the throats of every human who can spell Irrubesco, and to spare you the jabber- they don't travel here often. 2015 was the last wave, I have a friend in Washington who has kept me close to the chest and has gotten confirmation they will be here for him in feb.... these are so sought after, I don't want to make any hopes- but this has been my life's mission since dec 2015... and even I won't believe it until I see it. Forget aquabid, forget aquariumfish.net and don't bother with wetspot, even my own beloved aqurium coop can't and won't get them, unless you want a Cochin mislabeled as Irrubesco, they can get you those allll day!) They won't have them. Hit your GOOD local shops, find the guy who KNOWS his puffers, really knows, and get real honest. The guy who is getting me mine, has some at home, so I have eyes on confirmation he knows how to get them for me. It's the only way, believe me. Go to your local fishbox.com forum and ask around, bc looking nationwide won't help. They are too rare and coveted for them to ever cross the interweb.
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Verivus » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:53 am

I'm in AZ but am happy to pay shipping if its possible to get in on your source for some. I got mine in 2015 from wetspot and haven't seen anymore since. I had ordered a trio but one didn't survive shipping and my male passed last year, reason unknown. My female is doing great, and I would really like to try and breed her.

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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:59 pm

I heard that there were some that surfaced in MA in nov, they were long gone by time I caught wind. The guy I'm working with is a puffer enthusiast and knows weather 2 or 20 survive the trip, I'll kick my musband out to make room! lol I have been working on it so long, I am dying to try and breed them- not bc of any reason than I adore these fish and would love for them to be around without mass deaths. TBH, I can't house more than a few and would love to know someone close enough who is safe to ship some to. My worry is more males than females and having to singly house each one. It's only a month away, and if male is what you need, I'll pm you so we can keep in touch. He warned me in advance that it may be possible I won't get one female, or more likely a Lorteti female who will murder their own let alone an Irrubesco male (the one female could be be the wrong species bc the females look so alike). Already some have shown up in the U.K, and some on the east coast. Small shops even so.
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Verivus » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:45 am

I think I know the store in MA you're talking about. I have someone keeping an eye out for them over there in case they get more. I'll lyk if I hear anything.

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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:51 pm

Tideline aquatics in SC had them since Nov and just sold the last male a few days ago. They don’t ship😪, but they are calling me when they get more... IF they get more. My guy just got an order placed... we will see if they actually show up. I have learned that finding them on the list doesn’t ensure they will come in the next order. Or any order. As soon as I get them I will be sleeping in a protective ball cuddling the aquarium! It’s a tough game bc it’s such a short period to snag a seasonal puffer, then it’s another year of waiting.

I have been dying to ask someone who has hands on experience- have you noticed any personality or temperament differences between the male and female Irrubesco?? How well did yours get along? What was your setup like with them both? If you don’t mind me asking?
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:29 pm

Where in SC are they?
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:58 pm

Charleston, they call the Irrubescos “evil as ever”... makes me wonder how much they really know about these puffs at all.
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by hadla » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:29 am

I WANT ONE!!!!!!! You better text me the minute you hear from them! Pp could probably help as she is on the east coast!
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:17 pm

You were the first person who helped me look outside my home state, you were already getting one or two! I must admit, as much money, time, and life energy as I have put into looking for these fish- with no avail, I wouldn’t have all my other puff babies if I would have found them right away. Well... once you love a puffer, there IS no other! Why is that?!? It took me years to get more “regular” fish, I had my first fish for a year before I got others. As soon as I got one puff, a month later another two more, than another. All 4 we’re gotten within 4 months lol I have a feeling I’m gonna be on a roll again!!😆
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by hadla » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:57 pm

Yep, my porky was my ‘holy grail’ lol
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Verivus » Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:55 pm

Mine were friendly for puffers. I kept them both with pea puffers in a planted 30g. Female is still with the peas. Male was a bit territorial, but they all got along for the most part. They both would come begging for food and follow me along the length of the glass. The female is very docile. She is interested in food more than anything else. The peas leave her alone. I call her Queenie since she's the queen of the tank, lol. She's definitely one of my favorites

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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:46 pm

Awww, that sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing that with me. Many explain them as being elusive and always hiding. Most my time with my fish is in the evening and so I love nocturnal puffers, it just works out better. I am really excited to see what personalities mine will have!

Has your female changed at all since the male passed? Is she out any more or less than before? Grown any more braisen or aggressive since it’s been just her? I wonder very much how differently the Irrubesco act in male/female vs same sex pairs, also as opposed to being housed singly. If any certain tank mate combination (like two females together, or a male and female pair) or lack there of, would make the Irrubesco more comfortable or social with their caregiver? 🤔
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Re: WTB irrubesco

Post by Verivus » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:14 am

I didn't really notice much of a change in behavior. They were both great eaters and not shy at all

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