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Old 03-24-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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New black river puffer

I stopped by Hoffers pets in Milwaukee and found a black river puffer. He was cute and brought him home and have him set up in his own tank with a freshwater lobster.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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It looks like you have a lurker puffer. Seems like a Monetrete Turgidus, same species as my little fellow. Hard to be 100% certain of ID because of the pics. Can you provide side pictures. Post a video when your puff eat that crayfish
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I'll try to get more pics tomorrow the cray is huge now. They called it a black river puffer did they mislabel it?
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Love the puffer, that cray will be lunch though.
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They go by many trade/common names. They used to be called brown puffers, but nowadays I've heard many places across the U.S. that call them black river puffers. This species are inactive lurker fish. Mine stays under the same driftwood all day. If you provide a lot of cover, then he will hide in different areas. He will try to hide and try to ambush the cray if he has not already strike at first.

edit: your tank looks very bare. He looks like he has nowhere to hide, so he is just sitting in the corner of the tank. The white spots indicates stress because they are normally black.
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I'll add some more cover in the morning for him see if it helps.
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Is this enough cover? Or do you think I need more?
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Sure. All he need is one cave, but the more the merrier.
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He already ate one of the crays arms. What do you think the best thing to feed him for a happy life.
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YUM! :d

His teeth grow very, very slowly. Giving him crunchy food is not a concern at all. Raw shrimp, black worms, pest snails, and other crustaceans.
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