Valentini Pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini)
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114 Litres (30 US G.)
7.6-10.2cm (3-4 ")
8.2 - 8.5
22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)
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- 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
- 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.
- 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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