Leopard Puffer

Leopard Puffer

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Canthigaster leoparda

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: Blue, Brown,
Tan, Yellow

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: 3"

Origin: Micronesia

Family: Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank Size: 30
gallons

 

The Leopard Toby Puffer is a deepwater reef species that
is relatively new to the aquarium trade. This new Toby Puffer may be small, but
it's big on color and personality. This exotic dynamo has both stripes on its
anterior and spots along its sides, with touches of iridescent blue
highlighting the eyes and tail.

Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed
Puffers or Tobies. It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral
fins to move about the aquarium.

 

A 30 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 Leopard Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods
including: squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their
ever-growing teeth.