Canthigaster papua and C. solandri HELP! :)

Are your puffers feeling a little naughty & lil ones are the result? Post your findings here!
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kcd1803
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Canthigaster papua and C. solandri HELP! :)

Post by kcd1803 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:18 am

Hi all, just got my first Toby and I was surprised to find that these guys pair up in the wild so of course I want to get him/her a buddy.

Does anyone know of any good resources for sexing / breeding these guys?

I can find NOTHING - any help would be a godsend.

Thank you all

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Re: Canthigaster papua and C. solandri HELP! :)

Post by El Scorpio » Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:59 pm

A male toby puffer has iridescent lines (usually blue-green in color) radiating from the back of the head. Careful not to confuse these with their normal markings, especially on the Solandri. He will also have blue-grey lines under his lower jaws, and a dark patch next to his butt. Females lack all of these features.

In the wild, male tobies keep harems - several females in their territory. Each female will have her own little patch of territory that she keeps to herself. Females don't tolerate each other too well. A male and female would get along well in theory, but if you have more than one female they will likely scuffle unless you have a big tank so that they can establish their own separate territories.

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Re: Canthigaster papua and C. solandri HELP! :)

Post by kcd1803 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:21 pm

Thanks for the help, I'll give it a shot!

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