Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

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Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:30 pm

Hey guys,

So I haven't been on here for a while, but I just wanted to let you know that yesterday I ordered a Tetraodon Duboisi from an African fish importer I've bought from before. I couldn't believe that one was available, as I recently read that the species could have possibly gone extinct! Anyways, the importer said that he would quarantine and treat it for me, and it will be available to pick up around early June. I will post pics once I get it. Btw if anyone has some info on caring for them, or has done so in the past, PLEASE let me know! Thank you
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50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:48 pm

That's fantastic! I hope you have better luck than the last guy that kept one for a short time.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36761&p=368438&hili ... si#p368438
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:28 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:48 pm
That's fantastic! I hope you have better luck than the last guy that kept one for a short time.
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36761&p=368438&hili ... si#p368438
Yikes, that SUCKS! Although in that picture the Tetraodon Duboisi was living with another fish, so that definitely could have been part of the problem. Is there a way to reach out to that person, like tag them or something?
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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C valentini
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C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:36 am

You can post in that thread or click on his name & send a PM or email with a link to this one.
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by hadla » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:10 am

He wouldn’t listen to reason unfortunately... :(
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Wed May 02, 2018 2:48 am

So just an update, the duboisi puffer arrived earlier today, and it’s already eating and looking really healthy. I’m gonna pick it up in June still.

Also, I forgot to ask this but does anyone have an idea of whether or not a Ctenopoma Weeksii would work? I’m sorta hoping to create like a mini Congo biotope
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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lorteti
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed May 02, 2018 6:09 pm

These fish are piscivores, so NO tank mates!
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: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Thu May 03, 2018 12:59 pm

Gotcha, thanks. I couldn't find any info on tankmates online
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by AdamSafi » Sun May 06, 2018 10:12 pm

I do hope you have better luck than I did with my Duboisi Puffer, I am still bummed about him passing away, wish I could have him back.

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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Sun May 06, 2018 10:47 pm

AdamSafi wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 10:12 pm
I do hope you have better luck than I did with my Duboisi Puffer, I am still bummed about him passing away, wish I could have him back.
Thanks, really sorry about that dude. If you don't mind me asking, where did you get yours and how much?
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by AdamSafi » Mon May 07, 2018 12:02 am

I got mine from Aquatic imports of Hawaii for $474.00, I don’t really care about how much I paid, it was worth every penny for this Puffer, they are beautiful fish.

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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Tue May 08, 2018 10:48 am

Wow, that's a much better deal than mine... I really hope you find another one!
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 13, 2018 3:06 pm

So, what did you pay?
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: Just Ordered A Tetraodon Duboisi!

Post by pufferjw » Sun May 13, 2018 6:13 pm

Mine was $800 plus tax.
187 Gallon - 1 Northern Thailand Datnoid, 1 Hystrix Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
20 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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