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Old 11-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
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valantini and puffing

do valentini puffer fish actually puff up
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Old 11-20-2011, 01:44 PM   #2
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Yes, that's why it's called a puffer.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:10 PM   #3
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i asked as some puffer dont puff up.. or so iam led to belive
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #4
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i asked as some puffer dont puff up.. or so iam led to belive
Then why would they be called puffers? Tbh you really should never see one puff up in an aquarium, as if you do then something is obviously stressing them.
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Old 11-23-2011, 04:09 AM   #5
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yes i have seen one puff up, but not to the extent that the larger puffer species can. If you see him puff its a bad thing and can sometimes lead to death.
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i asked as some puffer dont puff up.. or so iam led to belive
You may be confusing puffers with boxfish. They look similar but have different abilities
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Old 11-23-2011, 10:46 PM   #7
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I don't know if all puffers puff up, but I think valentini does puff up.

Puffers are known for puffing up, but I'm sure all puffers have dental plates and eat crustaceans.
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