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fishoholic
04-01-2010, 01:46 PM
So this happened kinda by accident, my cousin's kids were visiting and they brought a small ball over to play with. Didn't think too much of it until they started playing with the ball by the fish tanks. I was about to tell them to play with the ball somewhere else, when naturally "plunk" into the tank it went :twised:

Well much to my surprise my puffer thought this was a great new toy for him to play with, it was pretty funny to watch and I actually got a video of it http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii53/Laurie_Morin/Lionfish/P3310596.jpg

Ephraim
04-01-2010, 01:51 PM
Very good documentation of some interesting behavior.

superduperwesman
04-01-2010, 02:15 PM
Wow that's crazy. I want a puffer now

Skimmer King
04-01-2010, 02:26 PM
LAURIE you put the "e" in Idiot


:mrgreen::lol:

hillegom
04-01-2010, 02:47 PM
Nasty

walloutlet
04-01-2010, 03:32 PM
+1

BlueAbyss
04-01-2010, 03:43 PM
Gah. Spring already? :lol:

Funky_Fish14
04-02-2010, 01:33 AM
Haha, awesome!

Lance
04-02-2010, 01:42 AM
Dammit! I was really looking forward to seeing the puffer play with the ball. :mmph:

DCDN
04-02-2010, 02:59 AM
Nice

The Grizz
04-02-2010, 03:07 AM
:rofl:LMAO

lobsterboy
04-02-2010, 03:17 AM
hahah, good one.

fishoholic
04-02-2010, 04:11 AM
Hi everyone, sorry to disappoint (Lance) but as most of you know by now my puffer hasn't learned a new trick. This morning I really had a strong urge to do something for April fools. So I tired to come up with something that was maybe hard to believe but not so hard to believe that people would automatically think it's a prank. I hope I managed to fool a few of you, and make people smile and have fun with it. Thanks for playing along and not giving the surprise away. Hope everyone had a good April Fools :mrgreen:

hillegom
04-02-2010, 04:18 AM
That was hilarious.
Got me good, first thing in the morning. haha

fishoholic
04-02-2010, 04:21 AM
That was hilarious.
Got me good, first thing in the morning. haha

I was hoping a few people would fall for it, but still find it funny :biggrin:

Myka
04-02-2010, 04:35 AM
Dammit! I was really looking forward to seeing the puffer play with the ball. :mmph:

Me too!!! :cry:

sitandwatch
04-02-2010, 04:42 AM
I was looking forward to the ball also, maybe one day :biggrin:

fishoholic
04-02-2010, 05:33 AM
Hummmm, it seems I just might have to try to teach my puffer to play with a ball. Maybe I'll toss one in the tank and see what happens, my toby puffer is usually quite curious, so you never know...

BC Mosaic
04-02-2010, 05:35 AM
Dammit! I was really looking forward to seeing the puffer play with the ball. :mmph:

Ditto!!

doch
04-03-2010, 04:21 PM
Well, you got me too. Worst part is that I'm pretty sure that I've heard of Puffers playing with ping pong balls before. Maybe this joke has been done before... or maybe it's actually possible...???

DiverDude
04-03-2010, 06:49 PM
I fell for that hook, line and sinker. :redface:

I still want to see a puffer play with a ball though.

no_bs
04-03-2010, 08:25 PM
HaHa We just aquired a puffer, was kinda hoping to teach him this trick :redface:

Aleks
04-03-2010, 08:54 PM
funny lol

Lance
04-03-2010, 09:34 PM
Hummmm, it seems I just might have to try to teach my puffer to play with a ball. Maybe I'll toss one in the tank and see what happens, my toby puffer is usually quite curious, so you never know...


Get working on that Laurie. You owe me a Puffer trick. :mrgreen:

fishoholic
04-03-2010, 09:41 PM
Well, you got me too. Worst part is that I'm pretty sure that I've heard of Puffers playing with ping pong balls before. Maybe this joke has been done before... or maybe it's actually possible...???

The whole reason I used a ball trick for a joke was that it was easy to think that it could be possible, not sure if it's ever really been done or not.

Get working on that Laurie. You owe me a Puffer trick. :mrgreen:

Yes I do. However I'm not to sure I want to try, I got to thinking what happens if my grouper tries to eat the ball :surprise:

Pescador
06-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Well it's not a ball but but my porky sure chases his supper dish. He eventually grabs it and pulls it under.
Click pic for video

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Reef%20Tank/th_Puffer.jpg (http://s4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/Reef%20Tank/?action=view&current=Puffer.mp4)

fishoholic
06-09-2010, 07:03 PM
That's so cool. and before you ask Lance, no I never tought my puffer a ball trick yet.