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Old 07-05-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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what are these. puffer fish?

My brother found these at the beach(I know its not a good idea to put things in a tank from wild beaches) I put them in my tank cause he wouldnt stop bugging me about them. What are they? What do they eat? And are they safe for my aquarium set up? Here are pics.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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The yellow erected spikes remind me of a spiny box puffer. The pic is very blurry though.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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OK I'll try and get a better pic. They are really small too
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:28 AM   #4
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It might be a spiny puffer in the diodon group.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:37 AM   #5
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What is the diodon group
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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I did some searching about it...there is info out there about spiny puffers coming in yellows, greens, and the rare blue. But there isn't anything showing something puffers THAT yellow...
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Those are awesome good find little brother.
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #8
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those are really cool!
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:35 AM   #9
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How cute! How in the heck did he catch them? Were they just swimming along the shore line?
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I did some searching about it...there is info out there about spiny puffers coming in yellows, greens, and the rare blue. But there isn't anything showing something puffers THAT yellow...
I think they look more yellow since the erected spikes are clumped together. As they get bigger, the spikes will spread out. The yellow spikes are very rare though. I have not seen blue before except for an all blue porcupine.

But its hard to determine what fish it is judging by the picture.
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More pics please
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:39 PM   #12
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Best pics I could get of him. One of them got sucked into the filter. The current one has survived a few time in the filter. I'm trying to get a screen to put over it.
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Just put a sponge over the filter and hold it with elastics
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Old 07-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #14
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Yea I put some really fine stuff over it with zip ties.
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Be careful with zip ties as alot of them use a piece of metal to hold tight which will corrode and possibly cause problems.
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that is a really cool puffer, can't wait to see it once its mature! His colors are so bright!
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Mine were all plastic clear ones. No metal.
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Awesomeness

So nobody knows what type of puffer they are
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Spiny Box Puffer (Chilomycterus Schoepfi) Photos - Rate My Fish Tank
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Ahhhh okay those are soooooo awesome
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