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Porcupine Puffer

Porcupine Puffer

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Diodon hystrix

Not Reef Safe

The Porcupine Puffer, scientifically known as Diodon hystrix, is a unique and charismatic fish often sought after for its distinctive appearance and engaging personality. However, despite its popularity, this species is not considered reef-safe due to its strong predatory instincts and habit of nipping at corals and invertebrates. With its powerful jaws and ability to inflate itself into a spiky ball when threatened, the Porcupine Puffer can wreak havoc in a reef environment, causing damage to delicate corals and disrupting the balance of the ecosystem. Therefore, it's advisable to house Porcupine Puffers in fish-only tanks or carefully select tank mates that can withstand their territorial behavior. Despite their unsuitability for reef setups, these puffers remain beloved by some aquarists for their unique appearance and engaging behaviors.

These fish are for saltwater aquariums only.

Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image.

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