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 »

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.
Last edited by DMD123 on Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by Iliveinazoo »

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?

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:grats:
Last edited by DMD123 on Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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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?

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Nice life span at over 10 years!
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by Pufferpunk »

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?

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Bump
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

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

Post by Iliveinazoo »

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

Post by DMD123 »

Update on my puffers:
Hairy puffer going on about 6 years, 1 month with me now.

Arrowhead is at 1 year, 8 months

This is just counting time with me, not sure how old they were before coming to me from the wild.
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Posts: 569
Joined: Tue May 13, 2014 3:39 pm
Gender: Male
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 »

Took the day off work to get some chores done around the house. Started off morning with garage water changes and to my shock found my hairy puffer dead. She was with me for 6 years and 10 months and has always been my absolute favorite fish Ive owned for personality besides my old pearsei cichlid. Im kind of in shock... didn’t see it coming. She was acting normal yesterday and today to find her dead, that was harsh.

Will use her tank for a trimac growout for a bit until I figure out what I want to do. Not sure if I want to do another hairy puffer or maybe something else...
300g Petsmart red devil x2, Midas x2, Bala Sharks x 3, Dabola endli (Tinkisso river) x1, Ansorgii x1
65B Hairy Puffer
65B Angel fish x2, Monk tetra x7, Orinocodoras eigenmanni x1, BN Pleco x2
90G parachromis motaguensis x3
90G Trimac
46G Bowfront Community tank
30G Arrowhead Puffer
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Re: Lifespan, How old is or was your oldest puffer?

Post by bengo »

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Hairy. We have only had ours a couple months but can already tell its a special breed of fish. I hope whatever you get in the tank next brings as much enjoyment as I know your Hairy did.
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