What's your favorite species of puffer?

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pufferjw
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What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by pufferjw » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:14 pm

I'm just curious about what people's favorite puffer species are. They can be FW, BW, or SW, and you don't have to have owned one. For me it's either the Tetraodon Duboisi or Tetraodon Baileyi.
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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Pufferpunk
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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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T niphobles
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Re: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:36 pm

Fahaka--had one who allowed tank mates for 19 years. I miss him...
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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pufferjw
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Location: Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts

Re: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by pufferjw » Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:19 am

Pufferpunk wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Fahaka--had one who allowed tank mates for 19 years. I miss him...
Oh yeah Filbert. Sorry again
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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hadla
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Re: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by hadla » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:03 am

Porkys or gsps for the personality!
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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DMD123
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Re: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by DMD123 » Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:33 pm

I've only kept one type so I'm not sure what I'm missing. But had no regrets that my choice was a hairy puffer. Love the little guy. One of my all time favorite fish that I've ever kept. Only fish I would put above it might be a couple cichlids I have kept before.
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Stock: H. Pearsei x1, Paraneetroplus heterospilus x1, Bichir: Dabola endli (Tinkissi river) x1, sp. koliba lap x1, Faranah Guinea lap x1, Ansorgii x1, weeksii x1, Nigerian lap x1
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Tetraodon baileyi (Hairy Puffer) x1
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Pufferpunk
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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: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:47 pm

My hairy is really cool-looking but I rarely every see him.
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: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by gkai » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:09 pm

Irrubescos...hope they come back on the Belgian market!

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Re: What's your favorite species of puffer?

Post by nzac » Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:52 pm

Not sure I can pick a favorite, my fahaka was great, abei was just like a mini fahaka on speed, didn't care much for the lurkers although I love the looks of the palembang. The white spotted and blue spotted saltwater ones I had ate things I didn't want eaten. So far I really like the little schoutedeni only because I have a group and that is cooler than any solo puffer imo.

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