WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

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Bleedingheartmommy
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WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Wed Feb 15, 2017 2:18 am

I have been looking for quite some time and thought I would see what happens!

I want a female (preferably, but will take a male at this point) Carinotetraodon Irrubesco. I am also interested in the lorteti. I am willing to pay shipping as well as a heightened price for this rare find, as I am only able to find these Fw red eye puffers in Australia and the U.K.- and none will ship (no matter how much I offered to pay) to Washington state (US).

I stock the usual digs/ aquabid and wetspottropical (they're only a 3 hour drive from me so that's my best chance), as well as most other various online fish retailers. Any leads would be greatly appreciated as this has been my dream for quite some time!

Any help

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:48 am

Wetspot will ship. That's where I got my Hairy puffer from.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:23 am

Thank you @pufferpunk it's a pleasure to finally meet you, I have read and heard so many great things about you (plus your a woman after my own heart- love the bike and love the ink!!!)

Sad story- I have been pestering wet spot for quite some time and a customer returned a male lorteti in store. a member of another forum happened to email asking for one just hours after the return! So they give it to him, without posting it or giving the public a fair chance, or calling those of us who have been calling relentlessly for months on months :(

Everyone says wait for warmer weather, but it's so random when they pop up on wetspot or aquabid. I will have to continue my tireless searching lol

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by hadla » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:54 am

I've only ever seen a red spot puff once :/
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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:46 pm

So I emailed wet spot tropical, they're familiar with me there :) the answer I got broke my heart, as I have never gotten this honest of a reply. It really took the wind from my sails as they're the only place to get them:

"Hi,

Unfortunately we are unable to find any source for these puffers. We don't know why, but they are not available through our normal means, so I doubt we will see them again soon. I recommend checking out list every week as usual, but I cannot be more specific than that. I'm sorry!"

So it looks as though I will go 2 MORE years looking. I feel super sad... off to eat some chololate!
"Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger."-Brené Brown

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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:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:40 pm

:(
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!"

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:58 pm

I was dying to share, so here's the update:

Abei: found one online and am waiting for pictures and specs on the actual puffer I would be purchasing like age, if it's wild caught, etc (not generic internet photos and care info).

Irrubesco: so I found a wholesaler, who sent me to their merchant and....OMG I got a hit. She said they were orderable but corporate may get involved as they don't always let special orders through. However, this wonderful woman Ellzabeth (Elle's-a-Beth) is going to call sister stores to get one who will let the order slide through, if she encounters issues. I will keep you all posted- if this happens there will be 1-2 extra fish in the order and I know there's other good people looking for them here! I'm trying not to get excited, but this is the closest I have come!

Lorteti: I am speaking with @steveo privately and he is keeping his male lorteti, however- he told me he once owned Irrubescos and he's getting me the phone number for where he precured them, In Connecticut he said!

It's not even close to a for sure, but it feels good to have a couple fresh leads!
"Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger."-Brené Brown

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:40 pm

:hyper:
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!"

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by hadla » Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:21 am

Keeping my fingers crossed :)
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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Bleedingheartmommy » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:36 pm

😝 A gentlemen selling his lorteti back in Jan emailed me out of the blue today... and he's decided to sell his puff again! So, here we go! I'm elated, floating on air... like I won the lotto, fallen in love, and had my first child all at once!
I pray that this won't fall through like the countless others... but I can't resist getting excited!
"Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger."-Brené Brown

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Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Mike16T » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:15 pm

Bleedingheartmommy wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:36 pm
😝 A gentlemen selling his lorteti back in Jan emailed me out of the blue today... and he's decided to sell his puff again! So, here we go! I'm elated, floating on air... like I won the lotto, fallen in love, and had my first child all at once!
I pray that this won't fall through like the countless others... but I can't resist getting excited!
Hi,

I'm new here and also from Seattle.. =) Been looking for some Irubesco and just like you, I asked Wetspot many times about it. I wish I saw this post sooner, I just ordered Tetraodon Schoutedeni and should be arriving today or tomorrow.. =)

Congrats on snagging the Lorteti.. ^_^

--Mike

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Posts: 29968
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:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: WTB female Irrubesco or lorteti

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:20 am

Bleedingheartmommy wrote:
Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:36 pm
😝 A gentlemen selling his lorteti back in Jan emailed me out of the blue today... and he's decided to sell his puff again! So, here we go! I'm elated, floating on air... like I won the lotto, fallen in love, and had my first child all at once!
I pray that this won't fall through like the countless others... but I can't resist getting excited!
:hyper:
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!"

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