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How much is a dog face puffer?

How much is a dog face puffer?

Item # Description Price
000736 Dogface Pufferfish , Small: over 2-2.5″, Indo Pacific $99.99
000738 Dogface Pufferfish , Medium: over 2.5-4.5″, Indo Pacific $109.99
000739 Dogface Pufferfish , Large: over 4.5-6.5″, Indo Pacific $159.99
000740 Dogface Pufferfish , X-Large: over 6.5-7.5″, Indo Pacific $299.99

Is a dog face puffer poisonous?

Did you know that blackspotted puffers are highly poisonous, making them dangerous or even deadly to eat? Predators that do manage to swallow a puffer may find their stomachs full of tetrodotoxin, making puffers an unpleasant, possibly lethal, choice of prey.

What does a dog face puffer eat?

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

How often do you feed a dog face puffer?

Things to remember when feeding your puffer: Feed 1 to 2 times a day, no more than fish will eat in 1 to 2 minutes. Thaw frozen food before feeding.

How big can a dog face puffer get?

about 12-13 inches
Dogface Puffer Fish Size Dogface puffer fish grow to be about 12-13 inches (30.5-33cm) as adults. Of course, you usually find them sold in fish stores as juveniles – much smaller juveniles. You need to keep that adult size in the back of your mind, though.

How do you make a dog face puffer?

It requires water with pH between 8.1 and 8.4. The specific gravity needs to be between 1.019 and 1.025. As a tropical species, the dogface puffer needs water with a temperature of 74 to 82 degrees Fahrenheit. The dogface puffer shares these requirements with many tropical saltwater fish.

How fast do dog face puffers grow?

Puffers can frequently outlive the family dog so (granted limited experience bites us here) 10-20 years is not unheard of. They grow to about 4″ rather quickly, then slow their growth rate after that. I’ve grown a dogface from 1.5″ to 4″ in about a year but from 4″ to 6″ took almost 3 years.

How many gallons does a dog face puffer need?

75 gallons
Since the dogface puffer grows more than a foot long, it needs a large aquarium. A tank for this puffer should hold at least 75 gallons per puffer. The tank needs numerous large hiding places to help this fish feel safe. Puffers are generally tolerant of other puffers that are not more aggressive than themselves.

Can you touch puffer fish?

If you come across a pufferfish, it is recommended that they only be handled using thick gloves to avoid contact with the trace amounts of Tetrodotoxin that have been known to be secreted from their bodies. If no gloves are available, a good handwashing immediately following can act as a preventative measure.

What to do with a dog-faced puffer?

Provide hard shelled prey to keep their teeth worn down, because having to trim them is not a walk in the park….. thats what you do with a real dog! Maintenance difficulty: Although the Dog-faced Puffer or Black-spotted Puffer is easy to feed and generally hardy, they require special care and a special diet to stay healthy.

What kind of water does a dogface puffer fish need?

The dogface puffer fish doesn’t require anything special, in terms of water quality. The standard reef aquarium water parameters are sufficient. Temperature, pH, Nitrates, and Salinity are the most important parameters for these fishes. What do dogface puffer fish eat?

What happens to a dogface puffer when it gets too much air?

But it’s not good for the fish. Dogface puffer fishes obviously only inflate themselves when they are stressed, and things can go wrong when they do. If they may get too much air during this process, they could have trouble shrinking back to normal size and die.

How did the dog faced puffer get its name?

This is one of the other rarer black color morphs of the Dog-Faced Puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus. The species name makes one wonder if the first one found was black from the latin root work nigro for black. No matter what color they come in, they are, well, cute fish!