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Old 07-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #1
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What the heck is that???

So I was at a fish store looking at the fish, when I saw this thing.

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It looked so strange to me. Does anyone know what the heck it is?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:31 PM   #2
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It's a puffer fish!!! I'm not an expert on puffers by any stretch, but it could be a full grown Green Spotted Puffer.
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #3
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I didn't know that pufferfish could have teeth. Also, this was in the same tank as it.
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Anyone know what that is?
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Old 07-07-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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Looks like you were in the salt water section.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:59 AM   #5
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It's definitely some kind of puffer. Our LFS has one as well in their 500g display tank. Looks exactly the same!
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From what I know from being a scuba diver is that for sure those are salt water. I think it's a dogface puffer and a snowflake eel to be exact
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From what I know from being a scuba diver is that for sure those are salt water. I think it's a dogface puffer and a snowflake eel to be exact
Correct!
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The puffer looks like the saltwater fish known as arothron hispidus. The eel is indeed the snowflake eel ( echidna nebulosa)
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I wonder how long they've had that puffer? Are their teeth supposed to look like that?

I've only read a little about them, and decided against it due to tank size limits when I started a saltwater tank a while back. Had to break it down and rehome but Love these social fellas! Maybe one day...
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:56 PM   #10
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From what I know from being a scuba diver is that for sure those are salt water. I think it's a dogface puffer and a snowflake eel to be exact
Hello fello diver! Lol I run into you alot on these threads! All this is correct- love dog face puffers =P (to look at. Not as pets. Never had SW so couldn't input there!)
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Puffer fish have beaks like parrotfish and triggers. In order to prevent it from growing too long, you need to feed them snails and clams.
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Hello fello diver! Lol I run into you alot on these threads! All this is correct- love dog face puffers =P (to look at. Not as pets. Never had SW so couldn't input there!)
There are quite a few divers around. I also dive salt and keep fresh water tanks
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I think it was a display tank, because I don't think they were for sale, and all of the display tanks there had fully grown fish. The oscars in the cichlid display tank were almost a foot long!
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