Whitespotted Toby

Species information for the Whitespotted Toby, in the Puffers category.

  1. FAMILY - Tetraodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Canthigaster Jactator

    COMMON NAME - Whitespot Toby (Hawaiian Whitespotted toby)

    SIZE - 3.5" (9 cm)

    RANGE - Hawaiian Islands

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

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


    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended, will eat a wide range of invertebrates.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Also known as sharpnose puffers, has same behaviours as the larger puffers. Notorious nipper, more pronounced in smaller tanks, keep only one unless a male female pair can be obtained or the tank is large, may need to be wormed and the teeth may need to be clipped. Hard shelled invertebrates can help wear the teeth down.

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