Care and characteristics of the puffer fish

Although his friendly face when he is swimming alone, shows us a very friendly facet of his daily life, generally the puffer fish they are the marine inhabitants with the worst character and temperament. These animals, which belong to the Tetraodontidae family, have the ability to swell like a spiny ball at times when they feel attacked by a predator. In addition, this defense system, which makes it a somewhat dangerous fish, emits a very poisonous substance that is currently being studied to be used as an analgesic in patients suffering from cancer.

The puffer fish is a fairly agile fish, veiled and very showy. They are generally yellow or brownish green in color with black spots on their body.

If you are thinking of having this species in your pond, it is important that you bear in mind that must live alone, without any other animal since the other specimens could be eaten by this puffer fish.

In the same way, it is important that you bear in mind that, the space in which these animals must live in order for them to develop properly must be quite wide and large, like the pond water temperature, which must be a tropical temperature that oscillates between 22 and 26 degrees centigrade.

With regards to feeding these animalsYou must bear in mind that although they can adapt to dry food that can be purchased in pet stores, it is preferable to feed them with snails and worms, since otherwise they could have stomach difficulties.

Remember that if you decide to have this species or another in your pond, it is very important that you commit to taking care of them, paying attention and a lot of love, since although they cannot act like a dog or a cat, they also deserve a lot of affection.

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  1.   Floryser said

    Excellent information, happiness 🙂