Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

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DMD123
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Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:27 pm

Searching the forum I really did not see this topic brought up.

What has been the lifespan of puffers for you?

My current puffers:

Hairy puffer: Purchased May 2014 - this one was pretty small when it came in. It was shipped in a betta cup with holes, placed inside the shipping bag so no idea as to age when I got it. So current time with me has been 4 years and 5 months

Arrowhead Puffer: Purchased October 2018 (3-1/2") Only been with me about one week now

Please list the type of puffer(s) you have kept and how old it is or was.
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300 gallon H. Pearsei, P. Heterospilus, Bichirs: Ansorgii, Dabola endli (Tinkissi river), Faranah Guinea lap, sp. Koliba lap, Weeksii
65B Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer)
65B Suvattii (Arrowhead puffer)

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Iliveinazoo
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by Iliveinazoo » Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:29 pm

I got 2 Figure 8’s at around the same time as i signed up to this forum:

Puffer 1 lived to around 6 years old.
Puffer 2 is still here so currently around 10 1/2 years old.

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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:30 pm

:grats:
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300 gallon H. Pearsei, P. Heterospilus, Bichirs: Ansorgii, Dabola endli (Tinkissi river), Faranah Guinea lap, sp. Koliba lap, Weeksii
65B Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer)
65B Suvattii (Arrowhead puffer)

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DMD123
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Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy) / Suvattii (named Badger)
Location (country): USA
Location: Lakewood, WA

Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by DMD123 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm

Nice life span at over 10 years!
300 gallon H. Pearsei, P. Heterospilus, Bichirs: Ansorgii, Dabola endli (Tinkissi river), Faranah Guinea lap, sp. Koliba lap, Weeksii
65B Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer)
65B Suvattii (Arrowhead puffer)

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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:50 pm

Filbert, my fahaka, lived to 19.
I know my murius & turgidus were in their teens when they died.
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by DMD123 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 am

Bump
300 gallon H. Pearsei, P. Heterospilus, Bichirs: Ansorgii, Dabola endli (Tinkissi river), Faranah Guinea lap, sp. Koliba lap, Weeksii
65B Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer)
65B Suvattii (Arrowhead puffer)

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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by pufferjw » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:27 pm

I've only been keeping fish in general for about 5 years now, so my oldest puffer is my Miurus, who I've now had for around 2 years
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by Iliveinazoo » Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:51 pm

DMD123 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:31 pm
Nice life span at over 10 years!
and hopefully may more :D

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