Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

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NJD
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Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

Post by NJD » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:04 am

Hi all,

I have 4 newly cycled tanks to fill. I have looked around and seems to be a lot of target species available at the moment, i can get any of the following:

Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

Are any of these more active than others? I already have a pair of humpbacks, I assume they are more active than these??

The cochinchinesis i can get looks a particular beautiful specimen.

Thanks

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My Puffers: (Pea puffers) Carinotetraodon travancoricus, a few (spotted Congo puffers) Tetraodon schoutedeni, Pao Turgidus, and Pao (Tetraodon) palembangensis dragons.
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Re: Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

Post by StinkyPete » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:08 pm

NJD wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:04 am
Hi all,

I have 4 newly cycled tanks to fill. I have looked around and seems to be a lot of target species available at the moment, i can get any of the following:
Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus
Are any of these more active than others? I already have a pair of humpbacks, I assume they are more active than these??
The cochinchinesis i can get looks a particular beautiful specimen.

Thanks

Be sure to show as many photos as you can of the good looking ones you acquire.

It's 2018, most of us have pretty decent cameras, but a lot of people don't even have positive IDs on their puffers yet!

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Re: Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

Post by pufferjw » Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:02 pm

My favorite of those is the Abei, but yeah as long as you are able to go with what you want. I believe that all three species are fairly inactive.
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Re: Pao Abei / Tetraodon cochinchinensis / possible turgidus

Post by Pyratt » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:55 pm

I have a T cochinchinesis and its personality has really bloomed over time, but initially it would just hide as much as it possibly could [in a planted aquarium]. Now it likes to chill in the corner nearest me and beg for food, as well as swim around, hide under a big leaf, etc. And none of the crazy pacing up and down the glass like some active species.

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