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Spiny Box Puffer EXPERT ONLY
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Spiny Box Puffer EXPERT ONLY (Chilomycterus schoepfi)
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Quick Stats

Care Level Expert Only
Temperament Semi-aggressive
Color Form Black, Tan, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 10"
Origin Caribbean
Family Diodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 180 gallons
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The Spiny Box Puffer is also known as the Web Burrfish. It has a tan to yellow body with dark spots, and short, fixed spines which help protect it from larger, more aggressive fish. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is suitable, provided it is a fish-only tank with plenty of room for swimming. It is known to nip at slow-moving fish and long-finned fish, but is not aggressive with others in its own family. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef tank.

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

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1/2" to 1-1/2"; Small: 1-1/2" to 2"; Small/Medium: 2" to 3"; Medium: 3" to 4"; Medium/Large: 4" to 5"; Large: 5" to 6" Xlarge: 6" to 7"

Customer Testimonials

Dan M Allendale , MI
An extremely interesting creature to watch in my fish-only aquarium. Very personable addition that comes to the front of the tank anytime I am in the room. It was also eating from my hand about a week after being acclimated to my tank.
Susan F Jackson , GA
Awesome Addition to the tank!! Our Kids LOVE him! He has alot of personality! I love all the saltwater puffers though theyre kool to have!
Chris G NY
Adorable fish with dog like personality. spits water at me when hes hungry and adjusted perfectly, perfect for a large tank with good swimming space
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