Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

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Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by NJD » Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:00 am

Hi all,

I was at a LFS and running through their current 'import list'.

The above name fish appeared on the list, available at about 6-7 inches long.

I have looked through google and can find next to nothing about this fish other than it may well be marine (and not freshwater as 'advertised').

Does anybody know anything more about this fish?

They also had the following two that I could find very limited information about:

Monotretus turgidus
Tetraodon cochinchinensis

Any info about these would be really appreciated.

Thanks

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Re: Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:28 pm

Maybe it's the "Dalmation" dogfaced puffer?
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Re: Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by pufferjw » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:09 pm

I'm not sure about the Arothon Firmamentum other than it is a marine species native to Australia. In terms of the other two, Monotrete Turgidus is essentially a larger version of Tetraodon Cochinchinensis, and they have very similar care requirements. Here's a link to info on caring for Tetraodon Cochinchinensis: https://www.seriouslyfish.com/species/t ... chinensis/
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Re: Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:44 pm

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: Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:02 am

Turgidus are lurkers and very boring imo! I had three that I sent to someone else on the forum cause they’re just vicious little things that sit around if they’re not chasing some fish away
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C valentini
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C papuan
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lorteti
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suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Snowflake Puffer - 'Arothon firmamentum'

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:15 pm

Mine greets me at the glass every time I walk up to his tank!
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