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Old 03-16-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Hey guy fish id help please.

My girl friend got this puffer today. She was told it was a map puffer. Can anyone confirm this. Thanks again everyone.

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Old 03-16-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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Not sure exactly,,I really don't think its a map though ..I'm curious to find out though..Pretty cool looking..How big is it?

EDIT: I think its a blue arothron puffer fish
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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4 to 5 inches.I will get some other pics soon
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:58 PM   #4
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Cool,after more looking,its definitely a guinea fowl/blue puffer ..they will get massive ..i hope you have a 250 + tank

Hope you know what you got ,,its a very cool puffer ,i'm a little jealous
It will later turn into a beautiful gold puffer( under perfect conditions ) ,,,awesome pick up ,your GF did good
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I am a lil worried now I only have a 110 gal. I need to find specs on him. Thanks sooo much for your help.
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Looks like she got a good deal. Paid $80 for him. Looks like they are going for much more.

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Yes that is a good deal,,i'll give you 100 ..JK,,but good luck with it..beautiful fish
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It's a........

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My girl friend got this puffer today. She was told it was a map puffer. Can anyone confirm this. Thanks again everyone.

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If this fish came from the Pacific,( most likely the Sea of Cortez through Panama or Costa Rica) it's a Guinea Fowl Puffer (Arothron meleagris). It will grow large and it will have a nice set of choppers It likes to chomp on pieces of coral so it's not a good reef tank fish. It's also can get agressive when it comes to feeding time so it's not suitable for all types of tankmates.
That being said, there is also a yellow/ golden phase of this fish which is really a great looking fish and hard to resist (I believe this is the male in breeding color while the blue is the female. At least that's what I was told by my Costa Rican supplier.) $80 sounds like a good price depending on where you're at

Just a thought, Next time someone wants to get a fish for your tank, if they or you don't know much about the fish, have them get you a gift certificate instead. It's a much safer thing to do and less of a hassle than if they get you somethng that you can't or shouldn't have in there. (Take that from a former pet store manager )

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Thanks. Great info.
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Andy's id looks correct to me.

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