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The Porcupine Pufferfish is the most popular of the Pufferfish and is the closest thing to a dog in fish behavior. Do not handle with a net or itís Ďspikesí may become caught.
When frightened or distressed, Pufferfish can inflate over two times itís original size. Purposely enticing this behavior will eventually cause illness and even death. Provide plenty of live rock to keep teeth worn down or be sure to trim teeth as needed. Do not let Pufferfish suck in air as this can get trapped inside.
Though shy and refusing food on initial introduction, it will become bold, if not spoiled. Eventually it will beg for food just as well as any dog asking for table scraps. In the wild, Pufferfish tend to be nocturnal hunters.
Feed a varied diet consisting of large chunks of meaty foods. These foods include krill, raw table shrimp, squid, clam and mussel. It is also a good idea to occasionally supplement with some type of herbivore diet.
Porcupine Pufferfish , Tiny: up to 2", Caribbean
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Porcupine Pufferfish , Small: over 2-2.5", Caribbean
Porcupine Pufferfish , Medium: over 2.5-4.5", Caribbean
Porcupine Pufferfish , Large: over 4.5-6.5", Caribbean
Porcupine Pufferfish , X-Large: over 6.5-7.5", Hawaii
Porcupine Pufferfish , XX-Large: over 7.5-8.5", Hawaii
Porcupine Pufferfish , Show: over 8.5-10.5", Hawaii
Porcupine Pufferfish , Jumbo: over 10.5, Hawaii
Due to availability and individuality of each species, colors and sizes may vary.
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