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Re: NANFA-- update: freshwater puffer, Tetraodon Mbu
OK, just speculating here. Perhaps your friend has some good sources of
info on puffers, but...I've always heard that puffers are mean fin nippers.
I remember keeping one with a cory once and the poor cory having his snout
nipped off. Not a pretty sight. This was probably not the species she is
looking for. I had the little green one with dark polka dots. Pretty
fish, but not nice. They have little beaks kind of like a turtle. Maybe
she can fill us in on her experiences with the puffer if she finds one.
The best fish store here in Columbus, Byerly's, carries a lot of brackish
species and gets many different puffers from time to time. Let me know if
she can't find what she's looking for.
> Thanks to everyone that got back to me about the freshwater puffer,
>Tetraodon Mbu, inquiry. I sent her the responses and she sent me this
>reply, thought I'd share it with ya in case she is misinformed, as I'd
>hate to see it go wrong. She keeps tankbusters and apparently plans to
>get some of the puffers in one of her established tanks.
> If anyone can give some references or places that she can obtain these
>that she could check out for herself, I will send it on to her,
>otherwise I guess it may be a case of trial and oops! :( A sure fire way
>to learn, but maybe she won't have to go there.
>thanks for posting for me. Surprised that they talk about them going in
>a brackish water tank, because all articles written about them say they
>are total freshwater, and should not be put in brackish set-ups. And
>they are supposed to do well with community set-ups also, sounds like
>they are talking about a different puffer. Yes, I've tried to find them
>in town..but our petshops just can't order them. I will have to check
>out of town pet stores also. But, thanks for trying Herb.
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