Valentini Pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini)

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Valentini Pufferfish

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Valentini Pufferfish

Canthigaster valentini

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::75 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Tetraodontidae



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Additional names

Valentini Pufferfish, Saddle Valentini Puffer, Valentini Toby, Saddled Toby, Valentinni's Sharpnose Puffer, Black Saddle Pufferfish, Blacksaddled Toby

Additional scientific names

Cathigaster valentini, Tetraodon gronovii, Tetraodon valentini, Tetrodon taeniatus


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

This fish can be quite aggressive and nippy towards tank mates and will fight with other Puffers, Filefish and long-finned fish. It is best in a fish-only or a FOWLR tank as it is not safe with invertebrates.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Species Note

Parts of its flesh are poisonous. It has the ability, when threatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. It becomes alarmed when netted, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

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