Sharpnose Puffer

Species information for the Sharpnose Puffer, in the Puffers category.

  1. FAMILY - Tetraodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Canthigaster Rostrata

    COMMON NAME - Sharpnose puffer, Atlantic toby

    SIZE - 4.3" (11 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 20 US Gal. ( 76 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied marine meaty diet, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, enriched krill, fish, marine preparations for herbivores. Feed at least 3 times a day.


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - May nip fins of tankmates especially long and elaborate ones, aggressive towards conspecifics unless a male female pair can be obtained. Eggs are laid on a clump of filamentous algae, males are larger than females.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 25, 2014
    jhnrb, May 27, 2009