Looking for help with puffer identification

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randmness
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Looking for help with puffer identification

Post by randmness » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:48 pm

Hello,
My LFS has gotten a new set of freshwater puffers. The tag listed them as Singapore Green Puffers, but I cant seem to find any information on them. I bought one and placed it into a 35G planted tank (minus the shrimp and snails, its alone.)

When I first brought it home, the color was uniformly dark. However, it looks like it has somewhat calmed down, and it's color has lightened up a bit.

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Any help with ID?

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Re: Looking for help with puffer identification

Post by pufferjw » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:15 pm

I’m pretty sure that’s a Leiodon Cutcutia. Here’s an article discussing their care requirements: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/fish/oc ... puffer.php
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Re: Looking for help with puffer identification

Post by NJD » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:08 am

Interesting - i came across these yesterday for the first time. My lfs has these in 1.03 saltwater. Are these brackish or fresh?

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Re: Looking for help with puffer identification

Post by Corvus » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:59 am

I agree with Leiodon cutcutia. Freshwater!
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Re: Looking for help with puffer identification

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:46 am

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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