Valentini Puffer

Valentini Puffer

The Valentini Puffer holds a unique colour configuration, that consists of a white base, with brown/black vertical lines coming down from its top half, with is lower section covered in dots and its face dressed in stripes. Furthermore, this puffer will use its pectoral fins to manoeuvre around the tank as it has no pelvic fins. 

In order to home this unique puffer, a 100 litre aquarium is required at an minimum. Furthermore, this fish will may be suitable for those reef tanks as it is known to nip at corals and clean up crew members. 

Parts of its flesh are poisonous. It has the ability, when threatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. It becomes alarmed when netted, therefore, use a container to transfer it. Additionally, it has also been said to release toxins when stressed or attacked, so it is worth while to use a container to transfer it rather than a net in order to keep it within water at all times and not increase the chances of it releasing any toxins. 

This puffer has to be offered a broad diet, including a range of meaty foods , such as clams, squid, prawns, and hard shellfish to help grind down their continuously growing teeth.

Minimum Tank Size100 Litres
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 4"
Colour Form: Black, Blue, Orange, Tan, Yellow
Diet: Omnivore
Family: Tetraodontidae
Origin: Hawaii, Indonesia, Sumatra

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Easy to Care For
Easy to Feed
Peaceful with Others
Reef Safe
Invertebrate Safe

  1. This little guy seems to get along with everything in my tank. I have tangs, angels and another dwarf puffer and they all seems to like him. He is a little slower than they are though and sometimes has trouble competing for food. Over-all a great fish! I’ve had mine 4 years.

  2. My first hand experience is that they are the reef safest of all puffers. I had a cleaner shrimp that would clean him like corn on the cob. Feed them clams on a half shell ever week to keep em off the snails and add any new shrimps at night when he perches on the rock work. Great fish! Very smart! Very nice. He will spend his day monitoring the rock work eating algae, pods, or any meats he finds. They will eat from your hand and even spit at you for food once he is use to your face. At first they are skittish and if scared can possibly jump 2 feet in the air literally

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