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Porcupine Puffer

Porcupine Puffer ((Diodon holocanthus)
£40.00
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SKU FISH-PUFFER-PORCUPINE

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 tans, sometimes with dark spots.

For collection from Fri 31st August

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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 tans, sometimes with dark spots. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure.

The Porcupine Puffer lacks pelvic fins but has learned to use the pectoral fins to manouvre around. A 180 gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium with a good protein skimmer is a suitable home. It may be aggressive at times, nipping the fins of tank mates and leaving a circular hole as its mark. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef aquarium. It has the ability, when threatened or scared, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. Parts of its flesh are poisonous if digested.

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

Porcupine Puffer, (Diodon holocanthus available at the best price from Kraken Corals
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Latin Name (Diodon holocanthus
Tank Size Large
Care Level Moderate
Temperament Semi Aggressive
Reef Safe Not Reef Safe
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