Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

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csduck17
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Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 am

I have made up my mind what im going to be doing with my empty tanks this spring. I will be looking to bring in 3 diffrent puffers with one of them being brackish. I feel like if I had a size chart/listed by size to go off of. It would really help me narrow it down to what I want. My google-fu may be bad but I didn't have any luck finding anything close. Anyone have a link to something I could use? Thanks

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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by pufferjw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:20 am

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
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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C valentini
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:02 pm

Sure wish our Pufferpedia was up & running!!!
viewforum.php?f=38
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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csduck17
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:02 am

Thank you the second one was just what I was looking for.

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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:04 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:02 pm
Sure wish our Pufferpedia was up & running!!!
viewforum.php?f=38
There is a difference between what I was looking for and a forum board that has all different puffers just thrown in it at random

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:10 am

Our original Pufferpedia was the #1 best resource available at the time. It had photos & everything. Breaks my heart that we lost it.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

csduck17
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:10 am
Our original Pufferpedia was the #1 best resource available at the time. It had photos & everything. Breaks my heart that we lost it.
My bad I took your comment the wrong way. Guess I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. You happen to know what time of the year the more uncommon puffers start showing up?

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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by StinkyPete » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 pm

csduck17 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm
You happen to know what time of the year the more uncommon puffers start showing up?
What are you searching for as for "nice ones" out there.
I'd say a really good looking hairy puffer is a hard find that likes people and interaction.
Help me out with some new species to research if you wouldn't mind.

Your welcome to a 4-inch Pao palembangensis, (1 of 2) that is gorgeous, BUT as mentioned before is the shy one of the two dragons I care for. The other one is a blast. Very odd.

It's in a 40 breeder peninsula build. Dark on one side, and plants on the other side of the driftwood wall.

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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:05 am

StinkyPete wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:39 pm
csduck17 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:52 pm
You happen to know what time of the year the more uncommon puffers start showing up?
What are you searching for as for "nice ones" out there.
I'd say a really good looking hairy puffer is a hard find that likes people and interaction.
Help me out with some new species to research if you wouldn't mind.

Your welcome to a 4-inch Pao palembangensis, (1 of 2) that is gorgeous, BUT as mentioned before is the shy one of the two dragons I care for. The other one is a blast. Very odd.

It's in a 40 breeder peninsula build. Dark on one side, and plants on the other side of the driftwood wall.

I just dont know what im really looking for for my last 55g tank. Its a bedroom tank so it is heavily planted but I'm not sure I want to put a pet Potato in it that hides every time I'm in the room. But I also want a puffer with enough size that I can see it moving around from the other side of the room. I'm honestly stumped at this point. My schoutedeni is in it right now but I have someone coming to pick him up this week.

I might just stick with only doing 2 puffer tanks atm and look at maybe some other options but I'm just addicted to puffers so idk lmao.

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Red Congo Puffer
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Location: Boston/Chicago

Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by pufferjw » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am

My Duboisi and Miurus both interact with me and swim up to the glass when I come by even though they are ambush hunters. I think it's because I usually hand feed them. If you don't want a puffer that's stationary or needs plant-eating snails, I would really recommend T. Miurus, T. Duboisi, or P. Abei. However, keep in mind that many T. Miurus love to bury themselves in sand or soft substrate.
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
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

csduck17
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by csduck17 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 pm

pufferjw wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:24 am
My Duboisi and Miurus both interact with me and swim up to the glass when I come by even though they are ambush hunters. I think it's because I usually hand feed them. If you don't want a puffer that's stationary or needs plant-eating snails, I would really recommend T. Miurus, T. Duboisi, or P. Abei. However, keep in mind that many T. Miurus love to bury themselves in sand or soft substrate.
The more I look into an Abei the more I like it. Now to actually find one for sale. Not seeing a lot of anything out there atm.

Edit: Just looked at my LFS order list and the only puffs they had was a large Target Puffer.

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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by StinkyPete » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:24 pm

csduck17 wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:05 am


I might just stick with only doing 2 puffer tanks atm and look at maybe some other options but I'm just addicted to puffers so idk lmao.

Bwaaaa!!!!! lolol :grats:

Shhhhhh. me too.
I saw saltwater dogface puffers years ago and stopped before it began.

Recently, I saw the assortment of freshwater ones.....and that was it....it started before I could stop it.

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Pufferpunk
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: Anyone know where to find a list of puffers by size?

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:14 am

Careful ordering an abei. Be absolutely sure they send you a pic of the EXACT puffer you will be receiving! I ordered one & got another turgidus, even though they had posted a pic of an abei & insisted that was the exact fish I was getting. Found out later, that pic had been on there for months.
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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