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spotted green puffer care

Spotted green puffer have very attractive coloration with cute little face and appealing personality. They generally have deep green color back with black spots all over it while their belly is white. However they can change their color in order to match background. Green spotted puffer can grow up to 6 inches of length. They are lively, active, curious and very smart. They can easily recognize their owner and tries to greet him by their big deep eyes. They have very long life span of about 10 years. They are basically omnivores and can be fed on shrimps, snails, crickets, mussels and flakes.

Fish tank setup
Aquarium should be properly recycled before adding puffers. They have good appetite due to which ammonia levels can increases rapidly. So, it is recommended to keep them in large fish tank. Fish tank containing them must have strong filter. Many people are in habit of keeping them in freshwater. Basically they are brackish water fishes which means they require aquarium salt in water especially when they are adult. Fish tank must have plenty of plants, drift woods and any other decorations with plenty of open space in front. Spotted green puffer are scaleless fish due to which they are easily prone to infections and diseases. Maintain high standard of water conditions otherwise you will loose them. Maintain temperature of fish tank in between 24 -28 degrees Celsius. Tank mates must be chosen wisely as green puffer may turn aggressive towards them.
Puffer fish have ability to inflate them just like balloon. They do it only when they are in excess danger. Under normal conditions you will hardly see them puffing. Also puffing is never easy for them so don't try to torture them to do it.

Care : Moderate

Tank Size : 55 gallons

Nature : semi - aggressive

Lifespan : 10 years +

Food : basically meaty food

Size : 6 inches

Breeding : relatively tough

Temperature : 24 - 28 degrees Celsius

Note :
Under natural conditions spotted green puffers eats lots of hard stuff. Due to which their teeth doesn't grow after a limit. But in captivity their teeth grows excessively and may create problem for them. Also they are highly toxic for health if consumed. Take proper care of them and do give them snails, clams and other food having shells just to grind their teeth otherwise they will die badly.