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    Saltwater Puffer Information (What kind of puffer can I have?) Part 3

    Saltwater Puffers
    SG 1.020 & Up
    Saltwater
    20 Gallons

    Canthigaster bennetti (Sharpnose Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: up to 5 years
    Max. Size: 4"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...ne/C_Bennetti/



    Saltwater
    25 Gallons

    Canthigaster coronata (Crowned Puffer) 5"
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: up to 5 years
    Max. Size: 5"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...ne/C_Coronata/



    Canthigaster papua (Papuan Toby, False-eyed Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: up to 5 years
    Max. Size: 4"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive
    Front view:

    Side view:

    Photo's owned by: julianchan (pufferforum member)


    Canthigaster rostrata (Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 5 or more years
    Max. Size: 5"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive


    Canthigaster solandri (False-Eye Toby; Netted Puffer, Spotted Sharpnose)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 5 or more years
    Max. Size: 4.5
    Temperament: semi-aggressive



    Owned by: blondenblue (pufferforum member)

    Canthigaster valentini (Saddled Puffer, Valentini's Sharpnosed Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 5 or more years
    Max. Size: 4"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive



    Owned by: t1gerbee(pufferforum member)

    Saltwater
    50 Gallons


    Sphoeroides marmoratus (Guinean Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 8"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive

    Saltwater
    55 Gallons

    Takifugu ocellatus (Fugu Puffer) 6"
    Water Parameters: 74 (needs cool water), PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 6"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive
    This puffer is only for experts. It requires a chiller for cool water, sucess rate
    is very low. Not much is known about this species.

    Owned by: recombinantrider (thepufferforum member)
    Another variant of this puffer: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...gu-me.jpg.html

    Saltwater
    100 Gallons

    Arothron diadematus (Masked Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 12"
    Temperament: Peaceful, should not be kept with same species.

    Arothron manilensis (Narrow-Lined Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.5-8.3
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 12"
    Temperament: Peaceful, should not be kept with same species.


    Owned by: eklikewhoa

    Arothron nigropunctatus (Dog-Face Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 15 or more years
    Max. Size: 13"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive, cowardly

    Photo owned by: julianchan (pufferforum member)

    Chelonodon patoca (Milk Spotted Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 15"
    Temperament: Very aggressive.

    Owned by: j_wishbone

    Saltwater
    120 Gallons

    Chilomycterus schoepfi (Stripped Burrfish)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 12"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive
    This puffer is only for experts. It is notorious for IP's and must be dewormed
    several times each year.

    Owned by: Myaj (thepufferforum member)

    Diodon holocanthus (Porcupine, Porc puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 15 or more years
    Max. Size: 19"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive, hunter, sociable
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...D_Holocanthus/


    Takifugu niphobles (Niphobles Puffer)
    Water Parameters: unknown
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 13"
    Temperament: semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...e/T_Niphobles/

    Saltwater
    150 Gallons
    Takifugu pardalis (Panther Puffer)
    Water Parameters: Temp: unknown (will possibly need cool water), PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 15"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...ne/T_Pardalis/

    Saltwater
    180 Gallons

    Arothron hispidus (Stars & Stripes Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 19"
    Temperament: Gentle, peaceful, cowardly, should not be kept with same species.

    Owned by: edmlfc

    Another variant:

    Owned by: t1gerbee (pufferforum member)

    Arothron meleagris (Guineafowl Puffer, Golden puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 19"
    Temperament: peaceful, should not be kept with same species.
    If this puffer is caught at a young age it will have a gold color, known as a golden puffer. In the aquarium life this puffer will not loose it's golden color. In the wild it will change to what is known as Guineafowl puffer. Dark with light spots.
    Golden Phase:

    Photo taken by: spongbob (thepufferforum member )

    Arothron reticularis (Reticulated Puffer, Scribble Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 18"
    Temperament: Unknown

    Owned by: blondenblue (pufferforum member)

    Sphoeroides annulatus (Bullseye Puffer, Gulf Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan:
    Max. Size: 17"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...e/S_Annulatus/

    Takifugu oblongus (Lattice Blaasop, Oblong Blowfish,Takifugu)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 16"
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...ne/T_Oblongus/


    Saltwater
    300 Gallons

    Arothron mappa ( Mappa Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 10 or more years
    Max. Size: 26"
    Temperament: unknown
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...arine/A_Mappa/



    Saltwater
    Ocean

    Takifugu rubripes (Tiger Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: unknown
    Max. Size: 31"
    Temperament: Uknown
    Pictures: http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/...ne/T_Rubripes/

    Arothron caerulopunctatus (Blue-spotted Puffer)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 15 or more years
    Max. Size: 48"
    Temperament: Unknown
    http://www.reefimages.com/cgi-bin/pa...h&slide=62.jpg


    Arothron stellatus (stary toad fish)
    Water Parameters: 74-80, PH 7.9-8.4
    Estimated Lifespan: 15 or more years
    Max. Size: 47"
    Temperament: Unknown

    Photo owned by: julianchan (pufferforum member)
    This is a picture of a full grown puffer. Notice the person to the left cleaning the tank.
    Last edited by edmlfc; 03-20-2009 at 07:16 PM.
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