The Saddle Valentini Puffer, also known as the Black Saddle Pufferfish, Blacksaddled Toby, Valentini Toby, or Saddled Toby. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies.
A 30 gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium is suitable. It may eat invertebrates found in a reef tank. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure.
Parts of its flesh are poisonous. 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.
|Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons|
|Care Level: Moderate|
|Reef Compatible: With Caution|
|Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025|
|Max. Size: 4″|
|Color Form: Black, Blue, Orange, Tan, Yellow|
|Compatibility: View Chart|
|Origin: Hawaii, Indonesia, Sumatra|
Approximate Purchase Size: Small; 1″ to 2″ Medium; 2″ to 3″ Large; 3″ to 4″