Boston Bean Cowfish

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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    OK the Boston Bean Cowfish is a damn cute fish. I think thats what i will do with the 55 :D yeah i like them vary much so now its research the cuties :D
    Boston Bean Cowfish.jpg
     
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    Those are cute little fish, but are considered "expert only" and they do require mature, stable systems. I think it would be great for your 55 if you plan the tank for them.
     
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    ZyberGoby Because I'm clever VIP Member

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    Indeed Biff that's one thing I was planing if I do go that rough if I get this little guy I'll be making the 55 his home and making it for what would make it happy. Even if it took nine months to a year to put one in there I'd do it. Then the live foods thing have to research that some as well fresh live brine reefpods and such.
     
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    Zyber ,he'll get well over a foot .....
     
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    ??? the page I was reading say's under 2" hmmmm....

    actually its less than an inch they are the smallest cowfish there is
     
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    got a link? The book I have all the box fish in it are over a foot, but they didnt list the boston bean. I also couldnt find much of any info from a google search
     
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    Boston Bean Cowfish | Puffers | PetSolutions


    as for the "expert" part in all my large tanks over the years that's all I really ever had were puffers
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    That says" arrival size ",meaning its juvi when they ship them
     
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    OhNo is right...I was actually thinking about one when I set up my 90...then I read somewhere that often times unidentified puffer babies are sold as boston bean puffers. I would trust it if the site gave an actual species name, but it doesn't.
     
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    Okay, who names a fish "Boston Bean" anyways??? What's up with that?!
     
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    well that guys out of the question i found a full on page about this "cowfish" when it is out of its juvenile stage they will be as fallows :( iwish they stayed the jubenille size. so here i stand corrected thanks every one for looking out for its and my best interest

    Minimum Tank Size: 125 gallons
    Care Level: Expert Only
    Temperament: Semi-aggressive
    Reef Compatible: With Caution
    Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
    Max. Size: 1' 6"
    Color Form: Blue, Green, Tan, Yellow
    Venomous: Poisonous When Stressed or Dies
    Diet: Omnivore
    Compatibility: View Chart
    Origin: Indo-Pacific
    Family: Ostraciidae

    Thinking instead looking in to the Saddle Valentini Puffer after doing some more reserch
     
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    Better to find out now than after you made the purchase. :)
     
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    this is so vary true that why it pay's to do loads of research and listen to others at times
     
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    Yup, which is why I researched for about 5 months before I even purchased my tank. :)
     
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    Don't give up yet ZyberGoby. Scroll down in this article to find Boton Bean Cowfish. The Boston Bean only grows to be a little over 4 inches.
    For the sake of cowfish...
     
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    Im not sure I would trust that article, a lot of the information they have in there is not right and very misleading.

    Also you didnt seem to catch this about the boston bean:

    So saying the only get to be 4'' is very misleading. They get bigger, they just get called by their actual species name.

    Also theses guys are very challenging to keep, despite what the authors think. Very few people can keep them long term. I suspect that the authors just think that fish have reached their natural end of life when instead they are dying from stress from being in a tank.
     
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    Wow.....zombie post :shock: Welcome to the site Shottsy :)
     
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    Thanks wontonflip. ZyberGoby, if your interested in keeping a Boxfish that stays somewhat small, you might look into the Reticulate Boxfish (Ostracion solorensis). This fish will max out at just under five inches. It's not readily available to the hobby, but is obtainable. Some quick facts to maybe help. It's not commonly found in coral-rich areas of seaward reefs, and is found from depths of 1 - 20 meters. It calls the Indo-Australian area home. Hope this helps.
     
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    Lactophrys sp. Only grows to 7.5mm, If correctly identified by the pet store.
     
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