Amazon Puffer Impostor?

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Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:51 pm

Does this dude/dudette look like an Amazon Puffer to you? (Please see attached image.)

This was sold to me as an Amazon Puffer. However, when I double checked on the internet as to how an Amazon Puffer looks like, this dude/dudette doesn't seem to look like it. I have two of them and they both look the same.

Could it be an impostor?
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:03 pm

No stripes?
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:23 pm

It has stripes, but very dull. I'll take another shot from a higher angle tomorrow. :-)

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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:44 am

It's a SAP then.
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:13 am

Thanks.

Here is one of the puffers in question, just for clarity.

Your insight is always appreciated.

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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by pufferjw » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:25 pm

JayEmpty wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:13 am
Thanks.

Here is one of the puffers in question, just for clarity.

Your insight is always appreciated.
Definitely a SAP. Great species to own, very active.
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
55 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
29 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
29 Gallon Planted - 1 Striped Redeye Puffer
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm

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: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:08 pm

pufferjw, thanks for the confirmation and Pufferpunk, thanks for the links, especially the Puffer Dentristy. I've read them a lot of of times and dread the day that I would have to do them myself. I might have a heart attack just from the stress. 😂
pufferjw wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Definitely a SAP. Great species to own, very active.
They are very active. Do they ever stop moving?

Also, is it a good idea to have Amazon Puffers in a 33 gallon long tank? How many?

Thanks again... as always.

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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by pufferjw » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm

In a 33 gallon, I would do a group of 3 as long as there are not other tankmates.
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
55 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:30 pm

I prefer 5 in a 55!
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:14 pm

Or 7 in a 77? Wait, there is no 77. :D

Thanks again for the info and recommendations.

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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:24 pm

Just a follow-up question. How about a 40 long? Will it be enough for 4 Amazon Puffers?

Thanks.
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by pufferjw » Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:18 pm

JayEmpty wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Just a follow-up question. How about a 40 long? Will it be enough for 4 Amazon Puffer?

Thanks.
Yeah, that would probably be fine as long as filtration is good.
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
55 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
29 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
29 Gallon Planted - 1 Striped Redeye Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
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Re: Amazon Puffer Impostor?

Post by JayEmpty » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:40 am

pufferjw wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:18 pm
Yeah, that would probably be fine as long as filtration is good.
Thanks. I am planning to do that, hopefully around mid of this year.

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