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Puffer Specific Links

Science Papers, Articles, Reference

Food Farming

Breeders

Species Specific & Nature Websites

Search Engines

Classification/Taxonomy

DIY

Tetraodotoxin Poison

Links to Pages of Links

Picture Identification

Odds & Ends Online Stores Public Aquariums & Societies  
Divers and Travellers Disease, Meds, Vets Aquaria Resources  

Puffer Specific Links, loosely organised
Puffer Fish Owners, Care & Feeding Guides, & Chock Full of Information: A GOOD PLACE TO START

http://www.pufferfish.co.uk/index.htm

Ian West's Site, great site, an amazing amount of data

http://www.chunkypuff.net/

Puffergirl's Site, Lots of info & great graphics!

http://www.achrn.demon.co.uk/

Amos the Pufferfish

http://www.rr.iij4u.or.jp/~kohda/en-home.htm

Ren's Dwarf & Cory pages

http://home.rochester.rr.com/akom/puffer.html

Puffer stuff pages, Akom

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/6176/fish.html

Joseph's Puffer page

http://fugu.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk/fugu/pffp/pf.html

HGMP-RC FUGU Project, home page

http://home.earthlink.net/~puppup/paulsfish.html

Paul Swann's Puffer Pages

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/4541/h2ospecs.htm

Stargazer's Puffer site

http://members.spree.com/pufferman/puffermans_fun_house.htm

Pufferman's pages

http://home.t-online.de/home/schraml.e/21art1e.htm

Erwin Schramml, Erlebacher: comparison of the two species of Dwarf Puffer

http://www.aquatecnet.com/index23.htm

Andre's Aquarium Pages, brackish aquaria highlighted

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pufferfish

yahoo pufferfish group, get online & ask questions, talk to other puffer people, subscription email list. proper link

http://members.tripod.com/~bernieland/bmain.html

the founder of the egroups puffer list's page, now yahoo groups

http://www.club,yahoo.com/clubs/pufferloversclub

yahoo clubs email subscription list, new link

http://www.whozoo.org/Anlife99/casskeck/Puffer.html

Cassie's puffer page

http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/warrington/fish.html

Pat Warrington, Amazon fish collector

http://www2.gol.com/users/ocarroll/amazon/chrisdiary.html

Chris Scharpf, diary of Amazon collecting

http://www.fishaholics.net/gallery/fw_others.html

Fishaholics, in order by classification, pictures & info

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/puffers.htm http://animal-world.com/default.html.

Wet Web, has marine & FW & Brackish, some pictures, short synopsis each species, notably has aquaria magazine articles listed for further reading.

http://www.lmas.org/dentistry.htm Tips for being a puffer dentist, new link
http://www.aquariumworld.com/norw/ferskvann/fisk/arter/diverse/tetraodon_travancoricus.htm German language site, some focus on T. travancoricus, Dwarf Puffer, new link
http://brackishpuffer.tripod.com/puffer2k1live/ new link
http://boeing_dude.tripod.com/id194_m.htm FW fish FAQ's, or DaFishDude.com, lots of stuff here, some pictures & data on puffers at this link, new link
http://www.geocities.com/thundermuse/ Sarah's Egypt photos and information about puffer heirogylphs and history. new link
http://freshaquarium.about.com/pets/freshaquarium/library/weekly/aa122198.htm about.com spotlight on Fig.8
http://www.pufferlovers.com Another forum oriented to puffer keepers, SW & Fresh new link
http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquasource/pufferreview.shtml Review of Dr. Ebert's Puffer Fish Book (Aqualog) by Robert Ricketts new link
http://www.aaquaria.com/aquasource/intropuffer.shtml First in a series of articles on puffers, by Robert Ricketts new link

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Species Specific & Nature Websites

http://floridasmart.com/subjects/ocean/animals_ocean_puff.htm

More links from Florida website

http://www.uaeinteract.com/uaeint_main/visitinfo/nature/

United Arab Emirates, nature section

http://AnimalAtlas.com/cgi-bin/search.pl

Search of Animal World by puffer, links within the site

http://coralreefnetwork.com/marlife/fishes/puffers.htm

Hawaiian marine puffers, lovely pictures

http://www.moojin.co.kr/fis/01/6/0106f979.html

Korean page, Fugu ocellatus

http://fish.darakwon.co.kr/data/fishesdic/9512.html

Korean page: Takifugu niphobles

http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/~frf/rfe0np.html.

Government Fishery species page: Sphoeroides maculatus, marine

http://members.sancelink.co.za/sance224/puffer.html

Blue Universe, Arothron diadematus

http://www.austmus.gov.au/fish/species/cvalent.htm

Australian museum online, Canthigaster valentini

http://ausolaris1.american.edu/projects/mandala/TED/BLOWFISH.HTM

photo of a diver with a puffed up porcupine puffer, worth a look!

http://web.ukonline.co.uk/aquarium/pages/pufferfish.html

Lagocephalus lagocephalus, local to UK marine puff, text

http://galaxy.einet.net/galaxy/Leisure-and-Recreation/Pets/Pets/

Aquaria/Species/Freshwater-Tropical/Freshwater-Puffer.html

a page of links, some are repeats of what are already here

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Tetraodotoxin Poison

http://aquarium.org/fatalbeauties/9.htm.

Spotlight on tetraodotoxin poison

http://million1.com/hazardous/

hazardous fish of the Mediterranean, drawings of a local puff, more on poison

http://www.calacademy.org/calwild/sum98/eye.htm More on tetraodotoxin poison
http://www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/3388/ More on tetraodotoxin poison

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Odds & Ends

http://www.tranet.org/chikin/puffer.html

this is a neat little page with a digital chrome puffer that i don't know what it was built for, maybe a video game? but it's nicely done!

http://www.bradleyireland.com/Photographers/educational.html

postage stamps from Costa Rica, marine puffs shown, for those of us that are stamp collectors!

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Divers & Travelers

http://www.diveasia.com/ecologyfish3.html.

Dive Asia, marine puff pictures, local to the area

http://www.seabase.net/puffer.htm

Seabase diving in Utah, pet the puffers! See a porcupine puff that outgrew its tank!

http://users.noord.bart.nl/~edcolijn/karimun.html

Bentuang Karimun National Park, for those who may want to do a little local observation of T. leiurus in the field... they are on the local fauna list

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Science Papers, Articles, Reference

http://ct-web.iitp.ru/projects/posters/cornea/list.htm

scientific research journal on cornea pigmentation

http://library.northernlight.com/PC19970927600024996.html?cb=0&sc=0

Article available through N. Light on evolution of pufferfish defenses

http://www.eblast.com/bcom/eb/article/2/0,5716,120772+2,00.html

a very general Britannica encyclopedia entry, has several sections

http://www.hydro.com.au/asfb/bib.html

Australian Society for Fish Biology bibliography somewhere in here there is a reference to a puffer article

http://epress.com/w3jbio/

The World Wide Web Journal of Biology

http://www.science.nus.edu.sg/~webdbs/BioDiversity/aquatic/fish.html Paper on bio-Diversity, highlights some of the Asian puffers and their origins from peat swamps, brings up the impact of capture, and the loss of habitat. new link


Search Engines

http://www.northernlight.com/

BEST SEARCH ENGINE I'VE USED FOR BIOLOGY & PUFFERS. i entered genus & species names, and the family names, got lots of results each time. this engine searches more of the web than normal engines which are paid to have certain sites up front & available, or searches according to age of the website or registration with them.

http://www.aqueous.com/

Search engine that says it is all about aquaria & water subjects.

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Links to Pages of Links

http://aquaweb.pair.com/CATALOG/html/cards/freshwater.shtml

WebFish Catalogue, featured links page

http://www.aquariumsite.org/

Aquariumsite.org, loads of places to go from here

http://www.kkreate.net/aqlinks.asp

Aquaria Page o' Links II

http://www.aquaworldnet.com/

AquaWorld Network, much stuff to see

http://netvet.wustl.edu/fish.htm

NetVet's Link Page

http://www.utexas.edu/depts/tnhc/.www/fish/otherfis.html

Texas Memorial Museum's Fish Links

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Online Stores

Aquarium Supplies & Live Fish Purchase

http://www.petwhse.com/.

Pet Warehouse

http://www.thatpetplace.com/.

aka That Fish Place

http://www.aqlog.com/ordr.htm

English language site for Aqualog books, publications, CD's

http://www.aqualink-too.com/vendors/

Aqualink's vendor link page, look for local shops!

http://www.seahorses.com/

Aquaria related books, videos, CD rom's

http://www.versaquatics.com/

Versaquatics, designer aquariums

http://www.worldpetstore.com/aqsup.html

Fish Supplies and tank accessories

http://www.aquariuminstruments.com/global/

High tech water test instruments

http://www.petco.com/

Petco

http://www.petsmart.com/fish/shopping/

Petsmart

http://www.marcweissco.com/

Good products for FW & SW tanks, lots of info here & newsletters, etc. new link

http://www.aquabid.com/ AVERY DANGEROUS SITE! online auction of fish stuff & live fish! Caution, your wallet is in danger! As far as live fish purchase, i would get responses from folks who have purchased from this site. It is always difficult to buy fish unseen. new link
   

Live Animals or Live Foods

http://www.fish2u.com/.

Stocks basic model puffers

http://www.kencofish.com/fish.htm.

KencoFish, stocks predators, puffers, freshwater stingrays

http://www.santafefish.com/am_eggs.html

Santa Fe Tropical Fish, notable: snail egg packets for sale

http://www.tomgriffin.com/

Fish and Supplies, basic & some unusual puffers

http://www.trilbytropicals.com/

Trilby's Tropicals, fish & supplies, basic puffers

http://www.ffexpress.com/.

Flying Fish Express

http://www.mreed.com/.

Mike Reed

http://www.aquariumfish.net/ Buy live fish, new link
http://www.thereefweb.com/ Buy captive bred SW fish, Lots of info here, including DIY plans etc., new link
http://www.livefoodcultures.com/ Live foods for fish, cultures and how to guides available new link

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Disease, Meds, Vets

http://aquaweb.pair.com/webboard/archive7/index.cgi?read=11710

Loach Forum, post on Fish Tuberculosis

http://world.std.com/~enjolras/symtreat.htm

Dionigi Maladorno, symptom-based treatment

http://www.drpez.com/index.html

Spanish Language Site, Dr. Pez

http://www.docwellfish.com/apb101.htm

Doc Wellfish

http://www.syndel.com/msds/acriflavine_msds.html

Acriflavine MSDS

http://www.sera.ca/w_treat.htm

Sera Mycopur MSDS

http://www.aquariumpharm.com/

Aquarium Pharmaceuticals

http://www.mardel-labs.com/mardel/

Mardel Labs

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/acclimat.htm.

Neat page on acclimating new fish to your habitat.

http://www.greatscopes.com/expl.htm if you want a microscope, this is the place to buy one. Great prices, excellent equipment.
http://www.aqualink.com/marine/z-aquariumfish.html Article about stress and illness in salt water fish, new link

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Food Farming for Puffers

http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/snail.html

Robert Ricketts on Snails

http://www.thekrib.com/Fish/Shrimp/

Krib discussion on feeder shrimp & algae eaters

http://users.lazerlink.com/~kaz/inframe/inframe/inframe/tropical.html?ln=1&table=1.

keep pet crabs alive, useful if you plan to breed as food

http://livebearers.org/main.htm Livebearers group, you may wind up actually getting into these fish as more than food! new link
http://www.livefoodcultures.com/ Live foods & cultures, important for health & feeding fry. new link
http://www.aaquaria.com/aquasource/snailsforpuffers.shtml More on snails, by Robert Ricketts new link

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Classification/Taxonomy
Some sites may be simple, but may also have links or contacts to people in the field.

Some also require that you are registered with their organization or university.

http://fishbase.org/search.cfm

This site is amazing. I use it constantly. it is a collaborative effort of many scientists. repaired link

http://home.t-online.de/home/Braun.Wolfgang/tetra.htm

a German site, taxonomy & classification

http://web.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/classif.html

California Academy

http://www.marine.csiro.au/datacentre/taxonomy/calacademy_fishclass.htm

California Academy, taxonomy

http://mcb.harvard.edu/BioLinks.html.

Harvard

http://www.utexas.edu/depts/tnhc/.

University of Texas

http://bcrc.bio.umass.edu/ummnh/

University of Massachusetts

http://www.infobiogen.fr/services/deambulum/english/genomes4.html

Genomes

http://www.fishindex.com/.

Actually links to Fish Base, but is slower to load as it is nested in another site.

http://www.biosis.org.uk/ Still working out how to use this site, but it looks like an index of species

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Picture Identification
Identification with pictures. May be easier for a novice or youngster. Not all sites have a focus on puffers.

http://www.netpets.com/fish/reference/ident.html

Net Pets

http://www.netpets.com/gallery.html

Net Pets Gallery

http://www.webcityof.com/miffidx.htm

Master Index of Freshwater Fishes

http://members.tripod.com/TFAtlas/index.html

Tropical Fish Atlas

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Public Aquariums & Societies
Aquarium Societies, and Public Aquariums, i'm sure there are lots more, i just haven't done a major search on these yet.

http://www.gcas.org/FAQ3.html

Cincinnati Aquarium Society

http://www.mbayaq.org/

Monterey Bay Aquarium

http://www.calacademy.org/aquarium/ Steinhart Aquarium, SF, CA, proper link
http://www.sfaquarium.org San Francisco Aquarium Society, proper link
http://www.thearkfoundation.org/ if you know anyone with a lot of money that can be given to this organization, please forward this link. This is an amazing program that is in the start up phase. Read up on their plans and current projects here. new link

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Aquaria Resources
Sites with a broad scope of aquaria information, articles, links, etc. more than i can give a synopsis for usually!

http://www.thekrib.com/

The Krib, amazing place, has the archives from aquaria.rec newsgroup, comprehensive!

http://aquariacentral.com/faqs/brackish/FAQ3.shtml

Aquaria Central, this link goes to brackish info

http://freshaquarium.about.com/home/freshaquarium/mbody.htm.

About.com's freshwater aquaria library

http://saltaquarium.about.com/pets/saltaquarium/mbody.htm

About.com's saltwater aquaria library

http://www.fishlinkcentral.com/

Fish Link Central, lots of links, articles, etc. here

http://www.actwin.com/fish/index.cgi

FINS, Fish Information Services

http://www.fishgeeks.com/frames-body.html

JAWS Site

http://www.marineaquarium.org/

Salt Water Aquarium Guide

http://www.aquasite.com/

AquaSite.com

http://www.aquariumhobbyist.com/ .

Aquarium Hobbyist

http://aquaweb.pair.com/

AquaWeb

http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~wvs0/index.html

AquaNet, Fresh & salt water information

http://www.aquariumfish.com/fish/home.asp

AquariumFish.com

http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/8115/

Badman's Tropical Fish Page

http://www.info-s.com/fish.html

Fish Info Service

http://naturalaquariums.com/

our own Robert Ricketts from the egroups list, on planted tanks

http://www.tomgriffin.com/aquamag/archive.html Articles on a variety of aquaria topics, including many good one from Robert Ricketts. Worth checking out to broaden your horizons. new link
http://www.thereefweb.com/ Capitivity bred fish for sale, all sorts of tips on SW tanks, how to build some equipment, plumbing, etc. new link

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Breeders

http://www.angelswest.com/main.htm

Angelfish Breeder & Seller, California USA, may be temporarily closed to business due to moving their operations.

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DIY.: a short list so far...

Many of the resources pages also carry DIY sections, I suggest performing searches within those sites to find more information.

http://www.eparc.com/diy/stand/scubaraven/stand.shtml

Building plans for a tank stand, new link

http://www.ionet.net/~lnorris/stand.html More stand building plans, new link
http://www.oodlesofangels.com/tankrack.htm Racks at a hatchery, new link

 

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