Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

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Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Puffer-Finatic » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:36 pm

Picked up a juvenile (1") avocado/bronze puffer (Auriglobus.modestus) last Tuesday from my LFS.
Read up quite a bit on these guys a while back (because of how different they were compared to other puffer species), but I've never seen them available around these parts until now.
Still under quarantine and treating for any possible worms, the little puffer looks very healthy and eats like a pig.
Pictures to come shortly.

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Aug 20, 2017 9:17 pm

So cool, one of my favorites!
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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Puffer-Finatic » Tue Aug 22, 2017 5:17 am

Here's some pictures of my 1" avocado puffer (Auriglobus.modestus).
Had the little guy in a breeder box while I was making changes to to the scape (as small as he's is, he's quite the little nipper haha 😅).
Gave me a good opportunity to snap some close up shots.

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:39 am

Love him! I see his mouth is open in all the photos. Check his teeth--they are one of the species with overgrown tooth problems. Expect to do some trimming in the future. Be sure to feed LOTS of crunchy foods!library/hospital/dentistry/
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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Puffer-Finatic » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:04 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:39 am
Love him! I see his mouth is open in all the photos. Check his teeth--they are one of the species with overgrown tooth problems. Expect to do some trimming in the future. Be sure to feed LOTS of crunchy foods!library/hospital/dentistry/
Yeah, I purchased him knowing he had overgrowth (made it aware to the LFS, and asked for a discount). With avocado/bronze puffers I should be trimming every 4-6 months (atleast from what I've read/heard)
Trying to get some MS-222 through the vet down my street.
Got this little guy a 10 gallon tank full of bladder snails, some baby ramshorn, and skuds to chew on.

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Puffer-Finatic » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:15 pm

Seems I can't get my hands on MS-222 or Finquel from a local veterinarian/animal hospital.
Really don't want to resort to clove oil, knowing how often I will have to use it.
Would anyone know where, I might still be able to order some MS-222 or Finquel?

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Glokta » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:44 pm

I would try a zoo vet. They’re more experienced at dealing with exotics.

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:51 pm

New findings are saying both are dangerous in different ways, so you can use either.
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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by freshpuffer1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:28 pm

Wow that is so cute!
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by freshpuffer1 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:28 pm

Where did you find it?
Hopefully the helps! :D freshpuffer1

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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:22 pm

This thread is from 2017. www.exoticfishshop.com has them
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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Addywoot » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:55 pm

I'm researching different freshwater types. Still not sure what I want to do. For Pufferpunk - why is this one of your favorites?

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2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Avocado/Bronze Puffer (Auriglobus.modestus)

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:19 pm

I love oddball fish! This one looks unlike most puffers & is active.
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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