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post #1 of 12 Old 08-20-2007, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Stars and Stripes Puffer partially puffed

I absolutely love this fish! He was literally three times this size before we managed to grab a camera to take these pictures with. Unfortunately he had already expelled most of the water...

Don't try this at home! :P



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post #2 of 12 Old 08-20-2007, 03:12 PM
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And here I thought they inflated and deflated like a balloon. That is just too funny. Looks it is trying to imitate a whale.
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post #3 of 12 Old 08-20-2007, 03:14 PM
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Fantastic picture Mike! How exactly do they puff-up? And is it true that they can do themselves damage in the procees?
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post #4 of 12 Old 08-20-2007, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Chris - Before he deflated to the size in the picture, he did look like a balloon! He was literally a ball with eyes and it even took us a while to locate his eyes!

Kate - They puff up by drawing in water when they are frightened. I'm not sure what spooked Shamu here. I have heard that they can do themselves damage by puffing, and I've been concerned for my fish's welfare each time I've caught him doing it. Fortunately he has only done it several times since we've got him.

You'd think he'd know better with all of the public service announcements teaching that puffing is wrong!
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post #5 of 12 Old 08-20-2007, 10:32 PM
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This always cracks me up. I barely got my Porcupine Puffer and he looked just like this the first hour or so after placing him in the tank(just add length to the needles
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Oooooooohhhhhh! Nice one.8)

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post #7 of 12 Old 08-21-2007, 08:06 AM Thread Starter
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This always cracks me up. I barely got my Porcupine Puffer and he looked just like this the first hour or so after placing him in the tank(just add length to the needles
Tangy, please post pics, puffed or not! I absolutely love puffer fish!
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post #8 of 12 Old 08-21-2007, 02:06 PM
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WOW awesome fish :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-21-2007, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you :)
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-22-2007, 08:12 AM
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Lol cool looking puffer.
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