Saddle Valentini Puffer

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Saddle Valentini Puffer

This marine aquarium fish is known as Saddle Valentini Puffer, Valentini’s Sharpnose Puffer, Valentini Puffer and the correct latin name is Canthigaster valentini. It belongs to the Puffer family. (e) Origin of this species is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive and poisonous species.

Saddle Valentini Puffer can grow up to 13 cm what is approximately 5 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 1560cm2 of water surface which is approximately 241 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). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the Saddle Valentini 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.

Saddle Valentini Puffer picture no. 1

Saddle Valentini Puffer picture no. 2

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