Blue Spot Puffer

Blue Spot Puffer

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Canthigaster solandri

Due to variations within species,
your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range
may also vary between individual specimen

Care Level: Moderate

Temperament: Peaceful

Color Form: Black, Tan, White

Diet: Omnivore

Reef Compatible: With Caution

Water Conditions: 72-78? F, dKH 8-12, pH
8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025

Max. Size: 4?"

Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Sumatra

Family: Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons

 

The
Blue Spotted Puffer may also be called the Blue Dot Toby or Blue Dot
Sharp-nosed Puffer. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed
Puffers or Tobies. The Blue Spotted Puffer Canthigaster solandri and the Papuan
Toby Puffer Canthigaster papua have very similar characteristics. The lack of
orange coloration around the mouth of the Blue Spotted Puffer Canthigaster
solandri distinguishes these two puffers. The Blue Spotted Puffer lacks pelvic
fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.

A 50
gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium is suitable. Its teeth are actually a
fused beak-like structure. It may eat invertebrates found in a reef tank. It
becomes alarmed when in a net, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

 

The
diet of the Blue Spotted Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods including;
squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever
growing teeth.