Pygmy Puffer

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Pygmy Puffer

This marine aquarium fish is known as Pygmy Puffer and the correct latin name is Sphoeroides trichocephalus. It belongs to the Puffer family. (e) It's origin 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. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 1320cm2 of water surface which is approximately 204 square inch. We recommend you to keep it in fish tanks which are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Capacity of very large aquariums is 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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

A carnivore.

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