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How much is a dog face puffer?

How much is a dog face puffer?

Item # Description Price
000736 Dogface Pufferfish , Small: over 2-2.5″, Indo Pacific $99.99
000738 Dogface Pufferfish , Medium: over 2.5-4.5″, Indo Pacific $109.99
000739 Dogface Pufferfish , Large: over 4.5-6.5″, Indo Pacific $159.99
000740 Dogface Pufferfish , X-Large: over 6.5-7.5″, Indo Pacific $299.99

What size tank does a dog face puffer need?

75 gallons
Since the dogface puffer grows more than a foot long, it needs a large aquarium. A tank for this puffer should hold at least 75 gallons per puffer. The tank needs numerous large hiding places to help this fish feel safe.

How big do striped dogface puffers get?

Care Facts

Care Level: Easy
Diet: Carnivore
Reef Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 100 Gallons
Max Size: 20 inches

Is a dog face puffer poisonous?

Like most puffers, black-spotted puffers are highly poisonous, making them dangerous or even deadly to eat. These creatures are the second most poisonous creature in the world, the first being the Golden Poison Frog.

How do you buy a puffer fish?

Buy your puffer fish from a reputable pet store. Avoid shopping for your puffer at a store with lots of dead fish floating in the tanks or with staff who don’t know much about keeping fish. Ask staff members specific questions about puffer fish to gauge whether you’re buying a puffer from a good store.

What fish are compatible with puffers?

Some species, like Dwarf, Redeye and Golden Puffers, can be kept together or with other fast-moving fish like danios. Others, such as Mekong, Nile and Mbu Puffers, must be kept solitary. For the most part, freshwater puffers should be considered species tank fish.

Do dog face puffers eat coral?

Dog face puffers can be great pets to have, they have awesome personalities. Any shrimp, snail or crab is on the menu for sure, they will sometimes nip at coral but coral aren’t really in their diet.

Do puffer fish get lonely?

Unlike people, Puffers do not need friends or companions for their well-being. They will not get lonely nor will they become depressed because they do not have another Puffer around. While most species of Puffers do best alone, there are a few that will tolerate tankmates.

How much is a pea puffer?

Growing only to one inch long, they’re sold for anywhere from $3 to $15 at your local fish store (usually not available at pet store chains). When choosing your pet puffer, make sure to pick a healthy fish with a nicely rounded belly.

Can you have a pet pufferfish?

In contrast to more common pet fish, puffer fish require very good water quality, a lot of aquarium space, and a good diet. They’re definitely not starter pets. You’ll need to remain with your puffer fish often, as it requires feeding once a day, and possibly more if it is kept around other fish.

Can a dog face puffer live in an aquarium?

It very rarely changes phases while living in an aquarium. The Arothron Dog Face Puffer lacks pelvic fins, but is very maneuverable, using its pectoral, dorsal, and anal fins. Instead of “teeth,” it has a fused beak-like structure which it uses to crush prey. A 100 gallon or larger, fish-only, carnivorous aquarium is suitable.

What kind of tank do you need for a dog face puffer?

A 100 gallon or larger, fish-only, carnivorous aquarium is suitable. The Arothron Dog Face Puffer makes a great addition to these tanks with its great personality and unusual appearance. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef tank.

What does the Arothron dog face puffer look like?

While in the gray phase, it is gray with black markings around the mouth, eyes, and dorsal fin. The pectoral fins have a yellow appearance. The half-yellow phase is denoted by a yellow underbelly and dark gray overcoat, while the face looks similar to the gray phase.