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are there any freshwater dwarf puffers

i saw some puffers and they had some tiny bb puffers that looked neat but were brackish like the figure 8 and green spot are there any full fresh waterpuffers?
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http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_puffer3.php

There are 2 that I know of off the top of my head. The "dwarf puffer" and the "green bottle puffer". These are the two I've seen in my LFS of choice.
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the dwarf puffer (bb puffer) is what i was told is brackish, the store has them in a brackish tank to.
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check out http://www.dwarfpuffers.com

Carinotetraodon travancoricus and Carinotetraodon imitator are 100% freshwater and not brackish.

your LFS may be misinformed.


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I have always kept my dwarf puffer in 100% FW. They were purchased from a LFS that kept them in FW. Your LFS is incorrect.
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The spotted and figure 8 puffers are the most common puffers in the FW hobby, and being as they are brackish, a lot of people then assume all FW puffers are really brackish, when in fact, there are a lot of freshwater species. Pea/BB/Pygmy puffers, Pignose puffers, South American Zebra puffers, Mbu puffers, Red-Eyed puffers, Hairy puffers, and Humpback puffers are all true freshwater puffers that I've managed to bring into stores I've worked at, while the Spotted and Figure 8 are the only brackish that I usually find available.
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I have been looking for dwarf puffers everywhere. Ive gone to 4 LFS so far and the last one i went to had a spotted puffer, I got super excited until i noticed it was a spotted puffer.

So I went back today and realized they had red eyed puffers when i was wondering around. Does anyone have any information on them? I searched and cant find much about them. Do they require the same things as normal dwarf puffers?

Edit damnit, red eyes need atleast 10 gal

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Dwarf puffers should be easy for a store to order in for you. I've even got some coming in at the Petco I'm at. If we can get it, anyone can get it :P haha.
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