Freshwater Puffer Fish for Sale?

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Can you get a freshwater puffer fish?

Puffer fish are found across tropical water bodies, from freshwater to marine environments. There are at least 30 species of freshwater puffer fish around the world, all different in sizes and colors.

What is the best freshwater puffer?

Fahaka puffers grow to a massive size of up to 16 inches (40 cm) and are very aggressive. This makes them a fish recommended only for experienced puffer keepers. Even then, they are a reasonable alternative to the larger Mbu puffer (Tetraodon mbu), which is only really suitable for public aquariums.

Is it illegal to own a puffer fish?

Not totally banned, but you do need a license to sell or serve puffer fish in the U.S. Called “fugu” and served as a delicacy in Japan, puffer fish (AKA blowfish) can be deadly if not prepared properly. According to the FDA: “[S]ome puffer fish contain the toxins tetrodotoxin and/or saxitoxin.

Most species of Puffers reach approximately eight inches in length with the exception of the Canthigaster Puffers, which reach an average size of only three inches. Puffers are relatively hardy and adapt well to captivity if provided with swimming room, a varied meaty diet, and a few hiding places.

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Porcupine Puffer (Diodon holocanthus) Central American Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster punctatissima) Leopard Puffer (Canthigaster leoparda)

Stars & Stripes Puffer (Arothron hispidus) Spiny Box Puffer EXPERT ONLY (Chilomycterus schoepfi) Blue Spotted Puffer (Canthigaster solandri)

Spotted Puffer (Canthigaster jactator) Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster bennetti) Reticulated Puffer (Arothron reticularis)

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Most species of Puffers reach approximately eight inches in length with the exception of the Canthigaster Puffers, which reach an average size of only three inches. Puffers are relatively hardy and adapt well to captivity if provided with swimming room, a varied meaty diet, and a few hiding places.Read MoreMost species of Puffers reach approximately eight inches in length with the exception of the Canthigaster Puffers, which reach an average size of only three inches. Puffers are relatively hardy and adapt well to captivity if provided with swimming room, a varied meaty diet, and a few hiding places.