Help with ID?

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Help with ID?

Post by MOGUERA » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:27 pm

I work at an LFS that deals with nano fish and planted tanks, so I don't know a lot about puffers aside from dwarfs and fish I'm personally interested in. I have been trying for years to find a red-eye puffer for myself, and this week one of our suppliers listed Carinotetraodon lorteti. After some research, I decided that was close enough for me, and ordered two, intending to pick my favorite and find a good home for the other. Now that they've arrived, I think they were mis-identified. My best guess right now is that these are Palembang?

I only have photos of one, as the other is more actively avoiding me right now. This one is quite yellow, and the other is more of an olive green/earthy color. Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Re: Help with ID?

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am

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You have a fairly rare puffer there!
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Re: Help with ID?

Post by pufferjw » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:20 pm

Yep, those are Tetraodon Palembangensis. I'd personally recommend separating them... they MAY be able to coexist in a large tank (90+ gallons) that's heavily planted, but you'd be much better off with keeping them in their own tanks, preferably 40-55 gallons each.
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Re: Help with ID?

Post by MOGUERA » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:24 pm

Thanks for the advice! I had them in separate tanks already. I've added snails and a few guppy fry to each tank for food. I'm pretty on the fence about whether or not I'll set up one of my personal tanks to keep one, but I will do my utmost to ensure they end up with someone who takes their care seriously. I got them for super cheap so I may pass them on to a store that specializes in larger fish.

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Re: Help with ID?

Post by pufferjw » Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:16 pm

That's great, it's nice to know that there are fish stores that cares. They probably won't eat snails, but it's worth a shot. If you do choose to keep one long term, for a more sustainable diet than just guppies you can buy a bag of frozen shrimp at Whole Foods for like $20 that will last at least a couple months.
187 Gallon - 1 Signata Stingray
50 Gallon - 3 Roseline Sharks, 1 Hujeta Gar, 1 Striped Thorny Catfish
34 Gallon - 1 Duboisi Puffer
28 Gallon - 1 Red Congo Puffer
10 Gallon Planted - 1 Dwarf Puffer
6 Gallon Feeder - Red Cherry Shrimp, Guppies

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