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Fahaka Puffer

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Original price $34.99 - Original price $34.99
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$34.99 - $34.99
Current price $34.99
Size: ~7cm

Fahaka Puffer (Tetraodon lineatus)


The Fahaka Puffer, also known as the Nile Puffer, is a captivating freshwater species native to the rivers and lakes of Africa. Known for its striking appearance and formidable personality, this pufferfish features bold, contrasting patterns of yellow, brown, and white. The Fahaka Puffer is a highly intelligent and engaging fish, making it a unique and rewarding pet for experienced aquarists who can meet its specific care requirements.


  • Striking coloration with bold patterns of yellow, brown, and white
  • Can grow up to 18 inches in length, requiring a spacious tank
  • Highly intelligent and interactive, often recognizing and responding to its owner
  • Powerful beak-like teeth, necessitating a diet that helps wear down their continuously growing teeth

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 100 gallons to accommodate its potential size and active nature
  • Water Parameters: pH 7.0-8.0, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 24-26°C (75-79°F)
  • Diet: Carnivorous; requires a varied diet of hard-shelled foods such as snails, crabs, and shellfish to help maintain dental health, along with other meaty foods like shrimp and fish
  • Compatibility: Best kept alone due to its aggressive and territorial nature. If kept with other fish, tank mates must be large, robust, and able to withstand potential aggression