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.
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|Easy to Care For|
|Easy to Feed|
|Peaceful with Others|