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Old 09-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #1
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What puffer is this?

So I ordered some dwarf puffers and my mom picked them up for me at the LFS...now that I see them I don't think they are dwarf puffers at all, what puffer fish is this? Click image for larger version

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Old 09-13-2013, 04:50 PM   #2
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Is there any way you could get a closer photo?
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They almost look like auriglobus modestus.

Edit: ill try yeah
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Old 09-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I got a couple of those about 3 weeks ago. There are some pics on this thread if that might help you. http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ml#post2651784

Yours definitely resemble the ones I have, but mine were big when I got them so I'm not sure what little juvies look like.
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Best I can do for a closer photo.
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They have almost like a blackish triangle above their eyes on the forehead then under there dorsal and anal fin on the skin there is a blackish line.
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That doesn't look a dwarf puffer. Here is a link to a freshwater pufferpedia The Puffer Forum • Freshwater Puffers Great info on puffers of all kinds
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Old 09-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #8
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Well after looking around I'm almost 100% sure that they are auriglobus modestus juvies. Haven't really been able to find a photo of juvies but these fish have the same looking fins and are thinner/more streamlined... Apparently these fish are sometimes labeled neon dwarf puffers so that may have been the confusion with my LFS. Going to go in tomorrow and ask for a refund, hopefully he will give me one...
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The A. Modestus is one of the meanest puffers I've ever owned. If you decide to keep both of them, indefinitely watch for aggression (towards each other and other fish) as they mature. Keeping 2 in the same tank is definitely not beginner level IMO.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:16 PM   #10
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Yeah I do not want these puffers. I called my LFS today and he is still thinking they are called dwarf puffers, cause that is what his supplier sells them as so he's always known them as this. He said he should be able to take them back I wont know will Thursday though...Hopefully all goes well.
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