is this a genuine tetradon pustulatus/cross river puffer

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is this a genuine tetradon pustulatus/cross river puffer

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Howdy!

one of my fave LFS have got a cross river puffer in!! I know these are often confused with spotted fahakas. What do you guys think??

They're currently asking for £1000!! I am a regular there so they may just let is go a little cheaper

Thanks
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OMG, you found the Holy Grail of puffers!!! How much is that in US$?
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1300$!!! expensive but amazing.

you think it's a real pustulatus then PP? :-)

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it's a lot of money, but a rare opportunity hmmm

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Looks good. Think this probably is one. Also try a forum search for this species. Lots of discussion in the past.
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Wow that definitely looks like pustulatus!!! A dream puffer to own, so rare, nice find!

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Oh wow that definitely looks like a true T. Pustulatus to me. I say go for it, probably the rarest species of freshwater puffer there is aside from the ones like P. Barbatus that people aren't that interested in.
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I am very tempted, but need to figure out exactly where to house it!!

I have a 3 footer that is immediately available, but don't currently have any spare 5/6 footers without moving around a few different tanks.

would 3x1.5 ft do temporarily?

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NJD wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:42 pm
I am very tempted, but need to figure out exactly where to house it!!

I have a 3 footer that is immediately available, but don't currently have any spare 5/6 footers without moving around a few different tanks.

would 3x1.5 ft do temporarily?
Temporarily, yes. However, you will need pretty soon need a tank with a MINIMUM footprint 6' x 2', like a standard 125.
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I've made a very brave decision - closing down two of of my 3 footers to make room for a new 6 footer for the pustulatus!! I'll keep you up to date

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:hyper: :hyper: :hyper:
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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OMG! So lucky!
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1

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NJD wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:08 pm
I've made a very brave decision - closing down two of of my 3 footers to make room for a new 6 footer for the pustulatus!! I'll keep you up to date
AWESOME! If you ever decide to sell I'm always here lmao
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OMG! Where in the UK is that?! Hoping you have had a good start to the year!

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