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Pea Puffer

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Pea Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)

Description:

The Pea Puffer, also known as the Dwarf Pufferfish or Pygmy Pufferfish, is a captivating freshwater species native to the rivers and estuaries of Southwest India. Despite its diminutive size, this tiny pufferfish packs a lot of personality, displaying a range of intriguing behaviors and expressions. With its vibrant yellow-green body dotted with dark spots, the Pea Puffer is a visually striking addition to any aquarium.

Features:

  • Vibrant yellow-green body with eye-catching dark spots
  • Compact size, reaching only up to 1 inch in length as adults
  • Highly interactive and curious, often engaging with aquarium keepers
  • Exhibits fascinating behaviors, including "puffing up" when threatened

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 5 gallons for a single Pea Puffer, with larger setups required for groups
  • Water Parameters: pH 6.5-7.5, soft to moderately hard water
  • Temperature: 24-28°C (75-82°F)
  • Diet: Carnivorous, with a strong preference for live foods such as snails, worms, and small crustaceans
  • Compatibility: Can be kept with other small, peaceful fish, but may show territorial behavior; best kept in species-specific tanks or with careful selection of tank mates