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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dwarf Puffer - Shop Locations

Hey there!

I'm a new member and I've been trying to look for a Dwarf Puffer (Tetraodon travancoricus). Unforunately, though I've been fervid in my attempts, I cannot find any shops that sell them. Would anybody like to share his or her wisdom and shine a light upon my dilemma?

I live in New York City, and I will be willing to go as far as Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens.

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Welcome to TPT!

If you're willing to travel to Queens, Fishtown USA in Flushing carries dwarf puffers from time to time.

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Walmart also sells them? Though I don't know if they're the species you're looking for.,
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Welcome to TPT!

If you're willing to travel to Queens, Fishtown USA in Flushing carries dwarf puffers from time to time.
Oh really? How often would that be? :O

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Walmart also sells them? Though I don't know if they're the species you're looking for.,
Alright, I'll try to look for them in the nearest Walmart.

*Edit: The nearest one is actually too far from where I live. It would take me an hour and a half to even arrive there and I don't have the time.

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Usually see them for sale every other month. Their stock changes depending on how fast they sell out of stuff. Haven't been there for a while but I can go check them out later this week.

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I just saw a tank of dwarf fresh water puffers at the Pets Warehouse in Carle Place Long Island.

Ive seen them at Petland discounts from time to time as well. Best to call the shop close to you before making the trip.

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At the petland discount by me (23rd & 8th - manhattan), they have had 2 dwarfs for about 1 month now. They are so interesting to watch...and also extremely aggressive towards the other shark-like fish in the tank. Good thing they are rather slow.

When I walk my dog there tonight, I'll confirm they are still in stock.
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I just saw one at 72nd and columbus too =]

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At the petland discount by me (23rd & 8th - manhattan), they have had 2 dwarfs for about 1 month now. They are so interesting to watch...and also extremely aggressive towards the other shark-like fish in the tank. Good thing they are rather slow.

When I walk my dog there tonight, I'll confirm they are still in stock.
Wow really? Thank you so much even if they aren't.

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I just saw one at 72nd and columbus too =]
72nd street and columbus avenue? Is it a LFS?

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Pacific in Chinatown also had a tank of dwarf puffers when I checked last week. I think they were going for $6.99 but I'm, not 100% sure. They usually have them in stock though.

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sorry - my english bully didn't want to walk more than 10 steps from our apt yesterday, so we didn't make it to petland. hopefully she'll want to go a bit further tonight.
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Vanny, I'll see if one of my local shops has them for you. Usually about $2.00 each

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Wow really? Thank you so much even if they aren't.



72nd street and columbus avenue? Is it a LFS?
sorry no.. its a petland discounts lol

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Vanny, I'll see if one of my local shops has them for you. Usually about $2.00 each

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Please do!

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sorry no.. its a petland discounts lol
I checked there today and though they had puffers, they weren't dwarf puffers

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sorry - my english bully didn't want to walk more than 10 steps from our apt yesterday, so we didn't make it to petland. hopefully she'll want to go a bit further tonight.
I went there and only found figure eight and green spotted puffers dwarves are different but thanks for trying!

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