How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

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How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by PetPirate » Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:55 pm

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Post by The Fisherman » Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:02 pm

Nice, I like it a lot!
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Post by sassiegemstone » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:22 am

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I would love to see this added please in the saltwater section.
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Post by Rocker » Sun Aug 27, 2006 11:45 am

yes mate, thanks for the remind. Its on my to do list and I will get onto it asap.
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Post by sassiegemstone » Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:00 pm

I emailed you some information on the puffer I own.

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Post by Rocker » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:42 am

messy_da_legend wrote:Rocker did you get those 3 pics I e-mailed you a couple of days ago? the mbu, porky and I cant remember the other one :?


done! thanks!
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Post by Daddyo72 » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:55 pm

Excellent resource. Used it a bit myself. :)
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by ScubaJeff » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 pm

This puffer is available in my area but having a little trouble identifying it. The seller says it is about 5" long (12.7cm)
I thought it looked like a figure eight puffer but I have never heard of one that big. I then thought it might be a Mbu but the markings are not right. It looks a bit stressed by the black belly but he did say the puffer changes back and forth quite a bit and it is in a 10gal tank. I have a 200 gal set up waiting for it if it is worth it.
Anyone have a thought on this?
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by BedScien » Wed Dec 18, 2013 5:21 pm

ScubaJeff wrote:This puffer is available in my area but having a little trouble identifying it. The seller says it is about 5" long (12.7cm)
I thought it looked like a figure eight puffer but I have never heard of one that big. I then thought it might be a Mbu but the markings are not right. It looks a bit stressed by the black belly but he did say the puffer changes back and forth quite a bit and it is in a 10gal tank. I have a 200 gal set up waiting for it if it is worth it.
Anyone have a thought on this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0OUSgPJ ... r_embedded
That's an amazing video!
My opinion is that it definitely not got the markings of a figure 8 - It's latin name, 'biocellatus', means 'two eyespots'. Given to it because of the two distinct black dots on its tail that sometimes look like eyes.
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:34 pm

You see eyespots on that fish? I'm sorry nobody got back to Jeff on that one... He posted in February.
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by Corvus » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:49 am

I'd say it's a T. fluviatilis.
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by BedScien » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:13 pm

@pp I think you misread. I think it is not a f8.
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Re: How do I identify my new Puffer? Having trouble.

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:41 pm

Yup, I did. ;)
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