Gold Crowned Pufferfish

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Description

Canthigaster Coronata

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Reef Compatible: With Caution
  • Diet: Omnivore
  • Max. Size: 10cm
  • Origin: Great Barrier Reef

The Crowned Puffer is also known as the Saddle Puffer, Crowned Toby, and Four Bar Pufferfish. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. The Saddle Puffer is light blue ventrally, and the darker dorsal portion is divided by light blue stripes. It lacks pelvic fins but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.

A 50 gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium is suitable. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure. It may eat invertebrates found in a reef tank.

It has the ability, when threatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. It becomes alarmed when netted, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

The Saddle Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods including squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

Due to variations within species and age of fish, your item may not look identical to the image provided.

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