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Old 12-26-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
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Dwarf puffer cannot find it

Any help would be appreciated.

I've called EVERY fish store in the tristate area! EVERYONE I even called a few in Rockland county nobody has them. They has gsp or figure 8's or other puffers. Bit not dwarfs. Trying to find a puffer for my wife. She wants a nice planted tank.

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They all have other puffers and are telling me there in fresh water tanks with other fish and eating frozen food with no problems. I read that say the gap is gonna need brackish and eventually marine setup. These people are confusing me.
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
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Everything I know and have found about dwarf puffers all state they are FW. If you wife still wants a puffer, these would be the way to go.

As for getting some, try
aquabid.com

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Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Indian Dwarf Puffer

Here's a quick page with some basics.

Dwarf Puffers : Home
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #3
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Everything I know and have found about dwarf puffers all state they are FW. If you wife still wants a puffer, these would be the way to go.

As for getting some, try
aquabid.com

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Tropical Fish for Freshwater Aquariums: Indian Dwarf Puffer

Here's a quick page with some basics.

Dwarf Puffers : Home
Thanks dragon, yeah she wants them.
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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I could be wrong but I think dwarf Puffers need FW. All the others need brackish, eventually SW...if I'm wrong, someone please correct me!
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:37 PM   #5
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It really just depends on the species as far as there specific requirements. But as far as dwarfs go they need full FW. From what I know about them they can be just as aggressive as some of the larger species so make sure you don't over crowed them.

The only place iv seen them for sale is aquabid under the All Others category and there usually called pea puffers.

Hope this helps! Good luck, puffers are awesome!
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I'm not going to lie Con, you've got me kind of wanting some now. Lol!
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:46 PM   #7
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I'm not going to lie Con, you've got me kind of wanting some now. Lol!
Haha! Well if it's worth anything. I was totally against it and now my wife has me hunting for these little guys!

We're on our way to a few stores now and petco for there dollar a gallon sale
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Old 12-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #8
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Haha! Well if it's worth anything. I was totally against it and now my wife has me hunting for these little guys!

We're on our way to a few stores now and petco for there dollar a gallon sale
Haha! That's great!! Pics, pics, pics!! You guys have fun!
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If you're still looking for dwarf puffers, as in pea puffers?
Try-state area as in NJ, PA, Delaware?
The aquarium center in southern, new jersey has some pea puffers. I was just their today!

http://www.aquariumcenter.biz/
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If you're still looking for dwarf puffers, as in pea puffers?
Try-state area as in NJ, PA, Delaware?
The aquarium center in southern, new jersey has some pea puffers. I was just their today!

http://www.aquariumcenter.biz/
Awesome thanks!!! Not too far!!
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Awesome thanks!!! Not too far!!
Where do you live, that is my LFS. It's a really great store.
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Old 12-27-2011, 12:24 AM   #12
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Where do you live, that is my LFS. It's a really great store.
Westchester County. Near White Plains NY
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Oh ok. Well if you have ever been to the hidden reef they are north of Philly. That's a nice store. More for saltwater, but they have a lot of driftwood!

http://www.thehiddenreef.com/istar.a...epage.template

If you feel like traveling, go to the that fish place. It's in PA

http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/cat/...5/category.web

These are both really great stores!
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Waterbury Aquarium has various puffers. Waterbury, CT is not too bad of a haul if you do it on a Saturday and fit in some other stops along the way.
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Have you been to that fish place? It has a huge selection! I have been looking, for a store to special order, I will have to go to the hidden reef, I didn't know that!
I havent been there yet (that fish place)! I have heard alot of good things about them though! The Fish Factory (tiny mom & pop place a mile from the reef) is also willing to order fish for you as well.
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I havent been there yet (that fish place)! I have heard alot of good things about them though! The Fish Factory (tiny mom & pop place a mile from the reef) is also willing to order fish for you as well.
Oh really, I have never heard of the fish factory, do they have a website?
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Are any of these places anywhere near me? Or did this thread go way off topic? I'm in Westchester NY.
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I think its www.thefishfactory.us -if this doesnt work, google it. Its located in Bristol, Pa. The owners are nice & will order you anything within reason (assuming it can be found). Hope this helps!
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I guess it did go off topic, but I have no idea of any stores near you?
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Sorry- just looked it up! Its www.fishfactory.us
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