Pygmy Puffer

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Pygmy Puffer

This species is known as Pygmy Puffer and the correct latin name is Sphoeroides trichocephalus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Puffer family. (e) Origin of this fish is Eastern Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A semi-aggressive fish.

Pygmy Puffer can grow up to 11 cm what is approximately 4 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 1320cm2 of water surface which is approximately 204 square inch. It is recommended to raise this species in fish tanks that are medium. (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 easy to keep the Pygmy 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 levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

A carnivore.

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