Long time no see! Possible Saba Puffer???

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Infinity8
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Long time no see! Possible Saba Puffer???

Post by Infinity8 » Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:00 pm

HI EVERYONE!!

So after not posting for several years (moves, marriage, and job changes, oh my!), I'm so thrilled to see the community still thriving. I can't tell you how much having this place as a go-to for puffer knowledge has enriched my life- ...puffers may or may not have figured heavily in our wedding last year :)

We lost my beloved F8, Feather, a few years ago when he jumped out of the tank while we were away. However, Burd the GSP is still going strong! AND...we have a new edition I'm very excited about.

We happened to be wandering our local fish store a few weeks ago and came across what they thought were the biggest GSPs they'd ever gotten in. A week later, we had to go back for one. After looking around at some threads here, I'm fairly certain our beautiful big boy is in fact, a Giant Spotted/Saba Puffer? His patterning seems different from our tiny (but furious) GSP, and the spotting continues onto his tail. He's about 6" head to end of tail. Anyone have thoughts?


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Re: Long time no see! Possible Saba Puffer???

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:00 pm

Very possible but looks like an adult GSP to me. Does it have the "green" spot on its head?
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Infinity8
Figure 8 Puffer
Posts: 113
Joined: Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:27 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: GSP- Burd
???- Tiberius the Tugboat
Location (country): United States
Location: Eastern Shore, MD

Re: Long time no see! Possible Saba Puffer???

Post by Infinity8 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:27 pm

Yes and no? Sometimes he seems like he's got a bit of a glint, but nothing like the highlight our GSP has. His belly is dark more often and not (seems lighting/behavior related), and despite the lighting in the one picture he tends toward a more yellowish hue. I was more curious just because of how blotchy his patterning seems, going off that old thread of Hilly's.

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Either way, thrilled to have 'im! Wonder how old he is? Burd is around 4ish, but topped out at 3 inches despite a 45 to himself and stepping up to full marine. :?:

I appreciate you taking the time to take a look! Thanks for providing such an awesome resource. I can't tell you the number of aspiring puffer keepers I've been able to point in this direction.

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