Spotted Toby

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Spotted Toby

This species is known as Spotted Toby and the correct latin name is Canthigaster solandri. The family that this fish belongs to is called the Puffer family. (e) It's origin is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

A peaceful fish. In aquarium aggressive to own specie.

Spotted Toby 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. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is 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 Spotted Toby 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 recommended pH level is between 8.0 and 8.3 since marine fish are used to these levels in general.

You should keep only one fish of this specie in the tank. In nature they live in small groups, but in tank they become aggressive to own specie. Then you should not keep this fish with long finned fishes, because they will nip their fins.

The best is to feed this fish two times a day fresh food, frozen food or flake food specially made for marine aquariums. You also should provide it with algae, which it uses to eat between feeding times from rocks and decoration. Also you can feed it spinach. Spotted Toby is an omnivore, so you should feed them meaty and veggie food. Take care, because this Toby might eat corals too.

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