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    The dwarf puffers are totally freshwater. Figure 8's and Green puffers are brackish. Though frankly I know nothing about puffers.
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    D. muscipula & D. muscipula 'Red Dragon'(barely)

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    Nflytrap,

    You may be right, but I have never run accross a puffer that is totally Fresh Water.

    Gorgeous Puffers Cindy. My wife is in love with them as well, we are going to be setting up, hopefully, this year, a Diodontidae puffer fish tank, 115 gallons. (this is the porcupine puffer) they have grogeous blue green eyes.

    For those that don't know, puffers are generally considered the 'dogs' of the aquarium world, they learn to recognize their owners and interact with them... though, you don't want one to think your fingers are a treat! Ouch!
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    OH wow! Beautiful little guys aren't they [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] I LOVE Puffers.I've always wanted one but I only have a ten gallon tank,and that's not big enough.Here(in Canada)we have a Puffer fish that can live in fresh water.At least that's what the fish lady said,lol.There was one that really looked like a dog(like RamPuppy said)and it was white with black spots,so it looked just like a dalmation [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] So why should you never buy fish from PetsMart or Petco?Why are they eeeeviiiiiiillllll?lol.*Niki* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_o_32.gif[/img]
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    SunDoode182:
    They are not Figure-of-eight puffers. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] F8s grow to a maximum of 3" but ceylon puffers grow up to 6" in aquariums. Hehe, it's easy to mix up the two but it will be a BIG difference when they start growing. Dwarf puffers would be what you would like to have. Max of 1 inch, I think. But I find them too tiny. Btw, Skeletor will eventually grow to one foot long! They are easy to care for. Feed and change water every week.

    TheAlphaWolf:
    You're right. There's one which is distinctly different from the other two. It is brighter in colour and the markings are more conspicious. I can only tell the other two apart when I am nearer to the tank.

    Rampup: Skeletor is a freshwater puffer! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] The ceylons are now very used to me and will do the line dance...three of them in a row and swimming up and down, up and down...when it is dinner time. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_r_32.gif[/img] They are afraid of my fingers. Although they see my fingers when I feed them, they also see them when I clean their tank. Love-hate affair... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
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    That big?! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img] That's pretty impressive! I MUST have some now! I have an empty 125 gallon tank... But I think that's a little overkill [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Eventually, Skeletor will have a tank that size all by itself. But of course if I put him in one now, it is really overkill because Skeletor is less than 2"!
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    Wow Cindy, I don't think I have ever seen a freshwater puffer in the states, maybe the distributors we order from just don't carry them. hmmm...

    good to know. Sundood, a big tank is never overkill!

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    Very cute little guys! Are they true salties or brackish puffers? I don't know how big those species get but an old hippe was running a fish shop in Chaska (MN) and he had a neat puffer fish who was pretty big (maybe a foot long)! He kept it in a little mermaid kiddie wading pool that was filled with live sand and live rock with lots of macroalgae (pretty but only observable from above). The puffer would jump out of the water and take food from his fingers. The shop got closed down cos he was propagating more than fishies... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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