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Joined: 04 Aug 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.16(Sat)18:55    Post subject: Puffer ID Reply with quote

I was planning on buying a dwarf puffer for my little tank and everything was ready and I got the fish today and it's doing great... Except... When I'm comparing it to pictures in the gallery it doesn't look like the dwarf puffers. It's completely white on it's lower half and sort of golden with circular black spots on it's top. The pattern is exactly the same as the green spotted puffer in the gallery which gets a lot bigger. (It's currently an 1" long)

Are there spotted variations of dwarf puffers? Or did I just get suckered into getting a fish that will quickly outgrow my tank?
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Joined: 04 Aug 2003
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

PostPosted: 2003.08.16(Sat)19:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright, I went to puffernet and I have a positive ID as Tetraodon Nigroviridis or the "spotted green puffer" which grows 6-7" and is probably the most aggressive of the puffers.
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Joined: 03 Aug 2003
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PostPosted: 2003.08.16(Sat)19:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should have checked this site first, and seen that they grow to around 3cm's. (1inch). So even if this was a Dwarf Puffer, it would be at a very late stage, and probably wouldn't have long left to live. Always research. Smile I sugguest you take the little one back.
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PostPosted: 2003.08.16(Sat)19:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got him to flush out a budding colony of MTS, so... I think I'll probably keep 'I'm around for a month or two and give him to a store when he gets too big (unless I get attached to him, then I may have to set up a new tank). (There are some cool asian catfish I want to try keeping, this might be the perfect excuse to set up an asian biotope)
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