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There's this fish at Big Al's..,.,.,. It looks like E.T. or like, a smiley fish.... It had big blue eyes, and it was like a porkie pine spine thing, it was huge, I think it might be a salt water fish, and it was like 200 bucks, I wanted it, but I cant keep a goldfish longer than a week


Does any1 know what this fish is???
 

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Yeah, if you think its cute (cause I think Puffers are cute) with googly eyes, and has a price tag for $200, then I would also suspect it to be salt water. Try to look for the cow-fish.. ties in with the Puffer for cutest salt water fish.
 

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NICE pix!!! Donatella, if you cant get Marco to be a nice big bro to set you up for a salt water tank to have a puffer, you can always get a stuffed one to play volleyball or kickball with.
 

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If it was a porcupine puffer and it is selling for $200 then that fish sould inflate on command! At my LFS, they sell for around $40 for a 5" one
 

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thanks 4 the info guys


Marco takes my filters and sh*t, nevermind him setting up a salt water tank. lol. But maybe I'll invest in a fake one to play volleyball with
 

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Puffers are so fricken sweet if I knew how to keep a saltwater tank and had some extra cash then I would get some I have a shalacked puffer hanging on my light in my room.
 

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Sparkley4Sho said:
I want a puffer 2 hang in my room to!!
It is pretty sweet looking, Oregon has a lot of them in the coast gift shops.
 

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That is amazing I never knew what a flowerhorn was it looks a lot like a red-devil only better coloration of course.
 

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BDKing.. is that a hybrid FlowerHorn?? Never seen one that colorfull or those kind of markings. Nevertheless.. its a badass!!!
 

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it is a nice fish - I bet it costs a pretty penny.
 

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I cant beging to believe what that one costs.... most likely over 10,000, but anyway to answer some questions the flowehorn was forged by the breeding of trimaculatus and giant red parrots in malaysia... there are all kinds of different species that are hyridized to get that kind of color. I have heard of breeders using texas, red devils, midas etc. to increase the genetic pool from which they are made. They have been breed to have all the very best attributes of all these fish and a genetically superior to the wild cousins. The fins stay up at all times, the heads have crazy humps, and they are very very tough and hardy. Im just getting into these guys, but they are not for people who value their dollar. 1 inch juvis can run you over 100 dollars with only the possability that they may look as good as the one above. Most keepers will buy many at once and sell off the mediocre ones.

They are extremely aggresive, much more so then piranhas.(yeah but who has the teeth
). My brother was bit the first day he bought ours. (the Ps would never have done that) These fish could do some serious damage to someone who was not paying attention and had their hand in the tank. Tank mates are not a possibility, but the coolest thing about them is that they have been breed in captivity for so long that they have been accustomed to small tanks. a 40gallon breeder will support the 10-12 inch flowerhorn for life. They also reach these sizes in one year(they grow very quickly) most lou han enthusiast use divided tanks.
 

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I cant beging to believe what that one costs.... most likely over 10,000, but anyway to answer some questions the flowehorn was forged by the breeding of trimaculatus and giant red parrots in malaysia... there are all kinds of different species that are hyridized to get that kind of color. I have heard of breeders using texas, red devils, midas etc. to increase the genetic pool from which they are made. Im just getting into these guys, but they are not for people who value their dollar. 1 inch juvis can run you over 100 dollars with only the possability that they may look as good as the one above. Most keepers will buy many at once and sell off the mediocre ones.

They are extremely aggresive, much more so then piranhas.(yeah but who has the teeth
). Tank mates are not a possability, but the coolest thing about them is that they have been breed in captivity for so long that they have been accustomed to small tanks. a 40gallon breeder will support the 10-12 inch flowerhorn for life. They also reach these sizes in one year(they grow very quickly) most lou han enthusiast use divided tanks.
Ok, I see (sounds not that bad...), but still: it's hideous
 

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Sorry if I offended anyone who likes flowerhorns, but god damn, that is the singlemost f'n ugly fish I've ever seen
I think that fish is incredible and obviously some others do to if they are willing to pay more for it then any other fish you have probably layed eyes on.
 
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