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Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by RVS » Sat Jul 14, 2012 2:23 pm

Hi there, i was reading some books to identify american puffers and yesterday i recived a phone call from my LFS to said to me that they got a "colombian fresh water puffer" the first thing i though was that the fish was a Colomesus asellus, but then i arrived and i find out a very strange 8cm puffer...

by the shape of the head i knew it was an spheroides, but not a familiar species (after searching in literature and with a little help from fishbase i identify it as Sphoeroides rosenblatti)... i took it to my place and, as all spheroides are marine i put him in a 40gal high brackish end that was already home for 6 Chromis Vidris, they passed the night and everything is ok.... so, i´ve never kept an spheroides before they are quite rare... no belly, very hard marked lateral line... i would apreciate there is any recomendations or advice you could tell me :D
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:39 pm

We need pics!
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by RVS » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:22 pm

Of course, tonight i´ll shoot him, i was waiting for him to be more comfortable in his new house cuz he looked stressed.
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by RVS » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:20 am

Last day of quarantine, he is now in the 50gal with the 2 young GSP (while i decide to set up an spheroides tank).
Here are the pics so you can help me with the ID (i believe is a Sphoeroides rosenblatti).

Face view:
Image

Side view:
Image

Lateral & abs view:
Image

3/4 view:
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Dorsal view:
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Sorry for the photography quality, not much time and/or bad light conditions.
Last edited by RVS on Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:26 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:24 am

OMG, he's gorgeous!
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by RVS » Wed Aug 08, 2012 12:27 am

Has a cute face ñ_ñ
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by bertie 83 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:28 am

Wow! What an awesome find, congrats on your new puffer
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Flutter » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:20 am

Very neat!
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Arny » Wed Aug 08, 2012 2:06 pm

Cool Puffer dude, can we see a vid of him eating :)

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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by RVS » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:55 pm

Thanks folks! :D he also appreciates the compliment.

Ill make the video! he is a skilled snail-eater!... Lets see how he and the gsp behave together, if i see any kind of agression i will move him to his own tank :)
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by GSPicthus » Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:48 pm

That is a really cool puffer!

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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:16 pm

Very cool!

I wish I could just bring home puffers at random lol and be able to house them properly.
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Re: Sphoeroides rosenblatti.

Post by Asun » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:38 pm

In case anyone's interested, there's one on sale in Aquabid right now:
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/auction/ ... 1532394006

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