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Spotted Puffer
(Canthigaster jactator)
Spotted Puffer
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black, Tan, White
Diet Omnivore
Reef Compatible With Caution
Water Conditions 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size 5"
Origin Hawaii
Family Tetraodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 50 gallons
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Overview

The Spotted Puffer is also called the White Spotted Sharpnose Puffer, or White Spot Hawaiian Puffer. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. It is a reddish brown with white spots. It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.

A 50 gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium is suitable. It may eat invertebrates found in a reef tank. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure which it uses to crush its prey.

Parts of its flesh are poisonous. It has the ability, when threatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. It does get alarmed when in a net, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

The Spotted Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 3/4" to 1-3/4", Medium: 1-3/4" to 2-3/4", Large: 2-3/4" to 4"

Customer Testimonials

Ken Nguyen Minneapolis , MN
This fish is brilliant! He has great personality and is less aggressive than the dog face puffer. Makes a wonderful addition to our tank.
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