Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 06-05-2011, 03:11 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Help me identify this puffer?

Hi everyone, I just caught a baby puffer and kinda need help funding out the species. Sorry for the flurry photos lol this guy swims a lot!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1306381317.jpg
Views:	214
Size:	66.5 KB
ID:	39237   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1185672483.jpg
Views:	183
Size:	55.4 KB
ID:	39238  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3593450202.jpg
Views:	189
Size:	52.9 KB
ID:	39239  
__________________

__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 03:26 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Anyone?
__________________

__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:17 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
CAN ANYONE HELP ME? It seems like my posts barely get any replies at all!
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:28 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 751
A location where you are may help. And a more detailed pic.
__________________
Display tank - 24g nano w/ softies/montipora

I run electrical appliances underwater and enjoy injecting things with Kalk filled syringes.
Sarcothelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 751
Possibly a Canthigaster Jactator, but again I don't know where it was caught or have much to go off of. It's endemic to Hawaii so. Actually looks like a boxfish.

Also possibly a black spotted boxfish.

A more detailed pic is 100% necessary for me to make anything more than a guess.
__________________
Display tank - 24g nano w/ softies/montipora

I run electrical appliances underwater and enjoy injecting things with Kalk filled syringes.
Sarcothelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:32 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
I'm in miami, FL. I'll try to get a more detailed pic if I can
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: California
Posts: 751
Florida...Okay, will keep looking.

Seems like it could be Tetraodon hispidus, but I'd need to see its bottom to be sure.
__________________
Display tank - 24g nano w/ softies/montipora

I run electrical appliances underwater and enjoy injecting things with Kalk filled syringes.
Sarcothelia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Here are 2 more pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1609726064.jpg
Views:	150
Size:	50.1 KB
ID:	39306   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2132364690.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	52.9 KB
ID:	39307  

__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Oops repeat photo...
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 05:00 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 746
How is that a puffer? I see no fins.
__________________
I CAME BACK TO CONTINUE TO SEVER THE CORD
Esoteric Backbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 05:01 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
They are really small. When I first caught it, I thought it was a little seed or something but then I saw it move, and I saw little fins moving
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2011, 05:13 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
It may not be a puffer, but it does puff up when it gets scared so it might be a box fish or a cow fish, I'm not too sure :/ I dont know a lot about these fish
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 01:40 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
Does this help at all?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3050746335.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	60.8 KB
ID:	39529  
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 01:58 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
Burrfish. Very cool looking.
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 02:01 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Austin,tx
Posts: 1,699
Striped Burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfi)

While yours doesnt look exactly like this one, google the burrfish. Most of those are very close.
__________________
Bige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 02:35 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
slitherbomb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Miami Beach, FL
Posts: 2,191
THANK YOU! I've been wondering for some time now lol
__________________
Lalala
slitherbomb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 05:29 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Mr. Crabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 346
Very cool find, by the way. Beautiful coloring and pattern. Why shop at the LFS? And it was quarantined in a really BIG tank.
__________________

__________________
where's me money
Mr. Crabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
identify, puffer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dwarf Pea Puffer/Spotted Puffer aarongalvan Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 11 08-06-2009 01:48 PM
F8 puffer and Dwarf Puffer for sale in Central NJ helicopter Archive 3 11-26-2008 03:07 AM
IDENTIFY PLEASE noelskii Saltwater & Reef - Identification 11 03-03-2007 12:34 PM
need identify virus Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 2 07-28-2005 03:27 PM
Golden puffer the same as a Guinea fowl puffer? jamal-188 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 0 07-02-2004 11:58 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×