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killakyro
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where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by killakyro » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:38 am

Hey guys. Its been a long time. I have been debating if i should get a red eye or red tailed puffer. If i get either one i would like to get a pair. I have a 30 gallon that has been just sitting around. I have done my research and stuck between these.2. I wanted a few opinions on which to get and also does anyone know a reputable dealer? I have a few pet stores here in MN looking, but i figured this would be the place to get some answers.

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by Pufftastic » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:37 am

I've been looking for Irrubescos (commonly called red eye red tails) for AGES. No luck. They occasionally come up on Aquabid, but I haven't seen any there in over a year. I have 3 different LFS keeping an eye on their ordering sheets for me too. No luck so far, and I'd accept almost any red eye variety at this point.

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by purplecandle » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:54 am

Huge +1 to pufftastic

I have only ever seen them for sale on aquabid.com. What till the weather gets warmer, then you might start seeing them again.
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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by purplecandle » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:01 pm

This just popped up on aquabid. Not exactly what you are looking for, but similar, bornean red eye.
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/ ... 1361308786
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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by El Scorpio » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:26 pm

http://www.aquariumfish.net/catalog_pag ... r_fish.htm sells them but they're out of stock at the moment. This isn't really the best time of year to be buying fish online. I'd wait until spring and keep an eye on these guys, surely they'll stock some.

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by killakyro » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:23 pm

I found a dealer that says he has carinotetraodon borneensis, but to me it looks like a carinotetradon lorteti. I tried to upload a pic but i couldnt. He sent me a pic. Do borneno have red stripes down there bellies. I have looked a a few pics on google but i.cant tell if there the same. He is a darker color, but his pic was a pic from google. I asked for a pic of the ones i would be getting and havent got a picture yet. So hopefully its a carinotetraodon lorteti.

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by killakyro » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Can someone post pic of the 2. And not just a google pic..

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by killakyro » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:28 pm

The pic that was sent to me you can find on google. It a pic says the wet spot. Do females of the borneensos have the resemblance of irrubessco?

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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by purplecandle » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:19 am

Carinotetraodon borneensis, sometimes called Bornean
ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/borneensis/

Carinotetraodon lorteti
ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/lorteti/

Carinotetraodon salivator, from Borneo
ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/C_salivator/

Carinotetraodon irrubesco, from Borneo
ug.php/v/PufferPedia/Freshwater/C_Irrubesco/

Scroll down to the bottom of the pages to see pictures
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Re: where to buy red-eye puffers or red tailed

Post by ChrisR » Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:53 pm

Carinotetraodon Irrubesco (RedEye Red Tail Puffer) is currently available on ebay in the U.S.A. 10/31/2018

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