Prickly Puffer

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Prickly Puffer

This marine aquarium fish is known as Prickly Puffer and the correct latin name is Ephippion guttifer. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Puffer family. (e) Origin of this fish is East Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

Although it’s a peaceful fish, it is not recommended for home aquariums due to it’s size and demands.

Prickly Puffer can grow up to 80 cm what is approximately 31 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 9600cm2 of water surface which is approximately 1488 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Prickly Puffer fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

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Document modified on Mon Dec 10 11:13:36 UTC 2007
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