Brackish Water Fish
to buy several
Freshwater Dwarf Puffer
fish (Pufferfish) about 1/2" to 3/4" long that's swimming in an aquarium in
our facility. Click
buy Puffer Fish from us.
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Puffers have a unique and comical way of swimming. Puffers often nip at the fins of other Puffer and other species of fish. This nipping can be
minimized by keeping puffers very well fed. Freshwater Dwarf Puffers do less nipping than many other types of of Puffer Fish.
Some species of Puffer Fish live best in freshwater, some other species live best in brackish water, and some Puffers live best in marine or sea water.
Freshwater contains very little salt. Brackish Water has about one Tablespoon of aquarium salt in each five gallons of water. Sea Water has much more salt.
Each type of Puffer Fish seems to do best in one of these three types of water.
The table below shows the letter B for a species of Puffer Fish that lives best in Brackish Water or the letter F for a species of Puffer Fish that lives best in
here to read more about Aquarium Salt.
to buy several
Here is a Figure Eight Puffer Fish for sale at our online fish store. Click here for
more information about buying Puffer Fish from us. Figure Eight Puffers are less aggressive than many other species of Puffer Fish.
The picture above shows a young Figure Eight Puffer Fish, Tetraodon biocellatus, about 1.5" long that was looking for food, when this picture
was taken. Puffers are big eaters that always seem to be hungry, and unless they are fed almost constantly, they will nip on the fins of the other fish in their aquarium.
Figure Eight Puffer,
Eye Spot Puffer
Red Line Puffer,
Red Striped Toadfish
Target Puffer, Twin Spot Puffer
Fahaka Puffer, Nile Puffer,
is an invalid name for this Puffer.)
Green Spotted Puffer,
King Kong Puffer,
Spotted Congo Puffer
Pig Nose Puffer,
is an invalid name for
Red Tail, Red Eye
Puffer (Males and Females look very different.)
(Males and Females look very different.)
of the the mark in the shape of arrowhead on the top of this Puffer's body, it's often called an Arrowhead
Puffer, It's also called a Pig Nose Puffer. Click on each picture to see a bigger picture. The scientific name is Tetraodon suvattii.
Puffer on the right bothered the smaller Puffer on the left in, until the
smaller Puffer rolled over on its side, then the larger Puffer became less aggressive.
This picture by Matt shows his adult Arrowhead Puffer, that he bought from AquariumFish.net, in the lower foreground
with about a dozen baby Puffers swimming above. Is this cool? Hey Matt, Congratulations!
This is a freshwater species that grows to a maximum of about 8".
Colomesus asellus, about 2" long. To see a bigger picture of this Puffer click here
or click on the picture to the left.
This is a fresh water Puffer that will grow to be over 6" long.
We occasionally have this Puffer available in our
to buy Puffer Fish from us. We do not always have this Dwarf Puffer in stock, but it's a nice fish and not as nippy as most Puffers.
Red Eye Puffer
Carinotetraodon lorteti. picture by TBK in our
facility. Click on the picture to see a bigger
Click on the picture to see a bigger picture of this Puffer.
Mbu Puffer Fish
Tetraodon mbu. Click on the picture to see a bigger picture.
Measuring about 3" long.
Click on the picture to see a bigger picture. A very aggressive fin nipper.
Click on each picture to see a bigger picture.
Eventually a large aquarium with at least 50 gallons of water, an exterior
power filter with a BIO-Wheel, a maximum of 1/4 inch of gravel, and an aquarium
heater adjusted to between 78 and 82 degrees F. Click here for more information about warm water aquariums. Some Puffers do best in freshwater, and other Puffers do best in brackish water with at least 1 Tablespoon of aquarium
salt per each 5 gallons of aquarium water. See the table above for more about the type of water preferred by each species of Puffer.
to learn more
fish and some
fish, as listed
in the table
to buy several
dried blood worms and freeze
dried shrimps or krill,
plus frozen and live brine
shrimp, live Ghost
Shrimp, and an occasional treat of a few live Black Worms. Click here for more information about Black Worms. Puffers have uniquely powerful beaks, that they use to crack open snail shells, and puffers love to eat small aquatic snails such as rams horn snails. Puffers will
also eat Crabs and Shrimp.
here for more general information about how to feed your fish.
to buy several
here to read more about several
other groups of compatible fish.
Size and Lifespan
Puffers can live for several years, and grow to the sizes listed in the table above.
just like you!
Most and maybe
need to eat food
with a tough
shell, such as
The snail shells
will wear on the
teeth will grow
too long and may
learn more about
News about Puffers
here to read an interesting news report
that says, "Humans were the first animals with a backbone to have their DNA read letter by letter. The runner-up is a fat, poisonous puffer fish, better known in sushi restaurants."
Link to other Websites
here to go to the web site named Pufferfish, which
contains more about Puffers.
here to go to the website named Puffer Fish Lair, which also contains lots of information
here to go to the web site named Puffernet.
to buy several
interesting looking Saltwater
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Comments and our Replies about Puffer Fish.
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