Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by Seove » Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:06 pm

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DDR2 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 am
Not a problem. I have a few good pictures, but can't figure out how to get them on here. If anyone here is less of a technological moron than me I would be happy to e-mail some to you for posting.

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My Puffers: (Pea puffer) Carinotetraodon travancoricus, and (spotted Congo puffer) Tetraodon schoutedeni, Pao (Monotrete) abei, Pao (Tetraodon) palembangensis.
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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by StinkyPete » Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:12 pm

Seove wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:03 pm
puffer.jpg Not a great pic but...
The last few threads here were quite fun to hear about.
What a little cutie-hamster fish!

I have 2 of some target species (possible tugidus / purchased as Abei) that have a screen between the two.
So far no real interest in each other, but I'm guessing they will eat each others eyeballs out for a first date.

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One is pretty and the other looks like a turd.
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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:
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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:13 pm

2nd pic is definitely a turgidus.
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: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:43 pm

I'm on a mobile app. Maybe that's why I can't get a picture posted on here. Anyhow, I posted a picture of him on the r/MonsterFishKeepers subreddit a few weeks ago. If anyone here wants to download the picture and post it for me, feel free. His name is Pogo and the caption on the post is "only six inches long, but this little monster can take your finger tips off". There're also a few videos posted.

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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:03 am

Seove wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:06 pm
Select the ATTACHMENTS tab at the bottom...
DDR2 wrote:
Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:31 am
Not a problem. I have a few good pictures, but can't figure out how to get them on here. If anyone here is less of a technological moron than me I would be happy to e-mail some to you for posting.
I tried that. It tells me the file is too large every time.

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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: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 am

You have to resize them in a photo app.
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: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:46 am

Hope this works. Here's Pogo!
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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:55 am

Thanks, Pufferpunk! Here's a couple more.
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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:11 am

He's got some of the most amazing color changing abilities I've ever seen on a fish. These pics are his happy look. When he's angry his back is covered in darker reticulations and the spots on his sides turn almost black with just a pinpoint of orange in the center. It's also fast. Not quite as fast as a cuttlefish changing colors, but almost as fast. He doesn't do it as often as when he was younger, but once in a while. If I can catch him in a bad mood I'll try to get a pic and post it.

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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: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:10 am

This & the suvattii are on my list of next puffs..
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: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by PYRU » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:57 am

Good luck on the abei. I've been trying but they've all been turgidus lately. Its really hard to get the right target type species. I'm looking through pics and others are spraying and praying

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Re: Pao abei, aka T. abei, aka Abe's Puffer

Post by DDR2 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:23 am

I got really lucky with mine. I've only seen two in the few years since and they were special ordered. Shop owner said he'd been trying to get them for a customer for over a year.

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