Spiny Box Puffer

The Spiny Box Puffer is also known as the Web Burrfish.

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The Spiny Box Puffer is also known as the Web Burrfish. It has a tan to yellow body with dark spots, and short, fixed spines which help protect it from larger, more aggressive fish. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure.

A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is suitable, provided it is a fish-only tank with plenty of room for swimming. It is known to nip at slow-moving fish and long-finned fish, but is not aggressive with others in its own family. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef tank.

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

Minimum Tank Size: 180 gallons
Care Level: Difficult
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 10″
Color Form: Black, Tan, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Compatibility: View Chart
Origin: Caribbean
Family: Diodontidae

 

Approximate Purchase Size: Tiny: 1/2″ to 1-1/2″; Small: 1-1/2″ to 2″; Small/Medium: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4″; Medium/Large: 4″ to 5″; Large: 5″ to 6″ Xlarge: 6″ to 7″

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