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Old 02/07/2018, 10:28 PM   #1
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Pufferfish ID

Need help id-ing this new puffer i bought. Closes resemblance is to a species of Fugu but i don't know for sure. Help me out?? (Images attached)

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Old 02/07/2018, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old 02/08/2018, 12:04 PM   #3
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Probably Takifugu poecilonotus, possibly Takifugu niphobles. The specific banding on id pics seems to vary wildly so it makes it hard to say for sure.

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Old 02/09/2018, 12:28 AM   #4
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Sorry I cant help with ID, seems like Haley nailed it. I did have one similar to yours, but it had orange markings. I forgot what it was called. Anyhow, seems they like sand. Not sure if you have him in qt now, but sand in the future.
I uploaded 2 pics. they are huge , I didn't edit before hand. GL

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Old 02/09/2018, 09:25 AM   #5
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Yes, they bury themselves in sand

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