Puffers

Most species of Puffers reach approximately eight inches in length with the exception of the Canthigaster Puffers, which reach an average size of only three inches. Puffers are relatively hardy and adapt well to captivity if provided with swimming room, a varied meaty diet, and a few hiding places.

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The Arothron Dog Face Puffer, also known as the Blackspotted Puffer, gets its name from its resemblance to canines. It changes appearance during different stages of life. While... [Read more]



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The Blue Dot Puffer may also be called the Blue Dot Toby or Blue Spotted Sharp-nosed Puffer. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. It lacks... [Read more]



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The Porcupine Puffer is also known as the Porcupinefish or Porcupine Pufferfish. It has spiny appendages which cover most of its body, which may vary from light gray to mottled... [Read more]



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The Saddle Puffer is also known as the Crowned Puffer, Crowned Toby, and Four Bar Pufferfish. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. The Saddle... [Read more]



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The Saddle Valentini Puffer, also known as the Black Saddle Pufferfish, Blacksaddled Toby, Valentini Toby, or Saddled Toby. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed... [Read more]



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The Spiny Box Puffer is also known as the Striped Burrfish. It has a tan to yellow body with dark striping, and short, fixed spines which help protect it from larger, more aggressive... [Read more]



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The Spotted Puffer is also called the Spotted Sharpnose Puffer. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. It is a reddish brown with white spots.... [Read more]