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Puffer - Dwarf Pea Puffer freshwater



Puffer – Dwarf Pea Puffer

Carinotetraodon travancoricus

The Dwarf Pea Puffer is the smallest puffer fish growing only to 3/4 of an inch. This fish is not aggressive at all (unless it is stocked in small numbers) They must be housed as a colony for best results. This puffer is a beneficial member to any fresh to brackish aquarium as they will feed on small snails, mosquitos, live bearer frye, dragonfly larvae and other aquatic bugs.

The Dwarf Pea Puffer is a schooling fish, so it needs to be in a habitat with a large quantity of the same species. Not in pairs or singles or they can behave aggressively in this type of inadequate stocking. Always best to house these puffers in numbers 12 – 100 or more. Diet can be supplemented with blood worms or live black worms, but typically this fish will do fine feeding on micro organisms found naturally in the tank.

The Dwarf Pea Puffer can live in 100% Freshwater yes, but dwarf puffers came from a coastal brackish water environment, however, if you wish to attempt breeding this species, the eggs will need to be hatched in a brackish system of about 1.003 specific gravity for best success.

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