View Full Version : pics of my new puffer

02-11-2007, 05:36 AM
I got myself a new puffer today....the kids have named it Shamrock, I call it Shamus (shay-mus) which is what my grandmother always called my grandfather, James.
It was labeled as a neon green modest puffer....my research tells me it is an auriglobus modestus........an aggressive puffer that has already been returned to the store twice! He will inhabit my 29 gallon all by himself, others have been removed except those that will eventually become puffer meals.
Unfortunately, they had him in a brackish tank, my research also shows me that this is a freshwater fish, but to be on the safe side and to not stress him I have brought the tank up to within .002 of the salinity that the water he was already in was at and am acclimating him slowly. Hopefully this won't totally kill my bio filter changing to brackish, but if it does I know what to do! I will be watching this baby closely over the next few weeks....he is already looking quite interested in getting out of the bag.

02-11-2007, 05:41 AM
You should change your username to the puffer queen!

02-11-2007, 05:47 AM
i have 2 puffers. love them!

02-11-2007, 06:10 AM
I don't recall what kind of puffers you have cocoa.....sorry, life has been on overload lately, so refresh my memory please.

02-11-2007, 06:14 AM
i got them in '03, but I think theyre just common puffers.
Ones just a half pea sized baby, and ones a full grown monster.
They love crickets

02-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Do you have any nice pics you could post? Along with size on the larger one. The only one I have found so far that has a common name of "common puffer" gets to be around 6".......T. cutcutia. The itty bitty one might be a dwarf.

02-11-2007, 01:41 PM
I'm interested to see if adding the salt kills the established bacteria. I've often wondered what kind of changes will effect them. Please keep us updated on this.

Very cute little guy you have there. Some of you puffer owners need to take some video of these little guys eating and share it on the forum.

Lady Hobbs
02-11-2007, 01:50 PM
Very handsome indeed.

02-11-2007, 03:49 PM
Very nice! Good luck with him

02-11-2007, 04:33 PM
So far all he has eaten was some live brine and nibbled on some snails, but he isn't crushing the shells. He is being spastic attacking the glass constantly so today I am going to buy a butt load of silk plants and arrange them along the perimeter of the tank to kind break up his reflection. He goes non stop though so he should be a nice addition to liven up our living room!

02-11-2007, 10:27 PM
At least he is active! lol