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Breeding Green Spotted Puffer.

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#1 vetra70


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Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:23 AM

Does anyone know exactly how and has breed green spotted puffers?

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Posted 19 July 2004 - 10:46 AM

No one has successfully bred a GSP in captivity, it is near impossible to sex the two and impossible to breed them. They travel upstream to FW to have their spawn, then go back to the sea, over a course of 2 or so years..

#3 vetra70


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Posted 19 July 2004 - 11:02 AM

thats not true godric I dont no how but a story on the internet said a LFS worker took a pregnant one home that was pregnated in the shop. And it is said to be possible i just wonder how to do it

#4 LadyMinion


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Posted 19 July 2004 - 12:38 PM

According to my Aqualog book, it is a substrate spawner with the male guarding the eggs until they hatch.

Unfortunately, the book gives no indication of conditions for getting your puffers to breed in the first place.

#5 Stryker



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Posted 19 July 2004 - 03:56 PM

All texts I've read support the idea of GSPs migrating from FW/light BW birth to SW and then back to BW to spawn.

#6 Opcn


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Posted 19 July 2004 - 04:30 PM

I suppose the trick would be to keep them in a large Salt water tank (like say a 500 gallon in a long configuration) than every day removeing some of your salt water and replaceing i with fresh untill they spawn thats how it works with monos and scats. as for the pregnant story They are egg layers so I think you heard wrong they cant get pregnant and the fertilization is external.

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