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AlbaAquarist
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Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by AlbaAquarist » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:55 pm

Hello all, I've been browsing the forum for a while now researching a planned Figure Eight Puffer. This week my tank was finally ready, so I got my Figure Eight :D . However the more I watched my puffer the more I thought it didn't look like a typical Figure Eight, after researching I believe I have a mislabled Ceylon Puffer.

If possible could someone please identify my puffer? Sorry for the poor photos the puffer wasn't very cooperative :lol: .
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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:40 pm

[welcome]
You are correct, that is a Ceylon puffer. Great find! Often mixed in with F8s. Will you keep it?
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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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by hadla » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:46 pm

:) welcome and congrats on getting the Ceylon! I love mine
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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by AlbaAquarist » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:08 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:40 pm
[welcome]
You are correct, that is a Ceylon puffer. Great find! Often mixed in with F8s. Will you keep it?
Thanks for the ID and the welcome. I'm not sure if I will keep it, I wasn't really planning on a larger puffer that needs marine conditions when mature; I have no experience with marine aquariums. However I'm reluctant to return it, and it will be difficult to find a good home for it where I live. I'm also quite attached to the little guy :) .

I do have an empty larger tank (Juwel Rio 180) that I had other plans for, but it's primarily the leap to marine that concerns me.

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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:22 am

Even though in the hobby for several decades, I was totally baffled by SW. It was the GSP that got me hooked. It is a slow transition to SW--plenty of time to learn!
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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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by AlbaAquarist » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:07 pm

I've decided i'm going to keep the Ceylon puffer and try to give it a good home. It is currently in a 30"x12"x15" brackish tolerant planted tank with the SG slowly being increased to 1.005 each water change. Would it be ok in this tank for a couple of months while I prepare the Rio 180? It's currently just about 2 inches.

Also ideally I would like to set up the Rio 180 as marine and acclimate my puffer when the tank and it are ready: is this ok? Do I need to wait until it grows to a certain size or is it ok to go full marine at any time?

Sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance.

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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:35 am

Yes, to all above. :)
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!"

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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by hadla » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:10 pm

You won't be disappointed :) Kirby seems to be the most personable of my puffers right now
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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by Puzz » Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:41 am

Help, i have a puffer which i bought as with my ceylon puffers from the same tank, brackish but i dont kno his species yet, but looks like a milk spotted puffer... help please

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C valentini
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Re: Hello and possible misidentified puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Photo???
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!"

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