Hairy puffer breeding (baileyi)

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Meryl
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Hairy puffer breeding (baileyi)

Post by Meryl » Thu Dec 11, 2014 11:35 am

Hi guys,

So I recently got hold of 2 hairy puffers and when I introduced them to each other, they exhibited what I'm quite certain is courtship behavior: they swam over and under each other, rubbing their faces and tails on each other and seemed quite happy to be really close to each other. The individual that I think is the male wafted the sand with his tail to expose the tank bottom as if in preparation for the female to lay eggs as someone has mentioned on here in a different topic. I know they are really hard to breed but If anyone can tell me why they think their puffers are male or female i.e. what they look like, what courtship-like behaviors they have displayed and if it was the male or the female that did it that would be a great help! Any info at all on hairy puffers that you have would be good please. If I successful on breeding them I will make sure to tell you guys!

Cheers

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Pufferpunk
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Re: Hairy puffer breeding (baileyi)

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Dec 11, 2014 12:09 pm

Pretty much the same as these guys: library/puffers-in-focus/suvattibreeding/
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DMD123
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My Puffers: Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer, named Scruffy)
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Re: Hairy puffer breeding (baileyi)

Post by DMD123 » Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:41 am

That would be awesome to be able to breed them!
300 gallon
Stock: H. Pearsei x1, Paraneetroplus heterospilus x1, Bichir: Dabola endli (Tinkissi river) x1, sp. koliba lap x1, Faranah Guinea lap x1, Ansorgii x1, weeksii x1, Nigerian lap x1
65B
Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer) x1
65B
Oscar grow outs x2

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