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Dogfaced Pufferfish Care | Man’s Best Underwater Friend

Dog faced puffer fish photographed from above.

Looking for an unusual addition to your saltwater aquarium? You might just have found it! The dogfaced pufferfish (Arothron nigropunctatus) is a pretty funky-looking species. It can make a great choice for the somewhat experienced aquarist who is looking for an underwater pet they can really connect with. Keep reading for everything you need to … Read more

Stars and Stripes Puffer Care | A Star-Spangled Pufferfish

White spotted puffer fish

They’re not reef-safe, will happily munch on anything they can get between their powerful teeth, and need a pretty massive aquarium to thrive. Why in the world would anyone want to keep the stars and stripes puffer (Arothron hispidus)? It might be their funky pattern, but more likely it’s down to puffers’ amazing personalities. Highly … Read more

Valentini Puffer | Canthigaster valentini Care & Info

Valentini pufferfish (Canthigaster valentini) close-up

The majority of saltwater aquarium pufferfish are too large for the average home aquarium, easily growing to a foot in length or even more. Luckily, though, there are still options for those that don’t have the option of installing a several hundred-gallon aquarium in their home. Sharpnose puffers from the genus Canthigaster stay much smaller … Read more

Pufferfish vs Blowfish | What’s the Difference?

Pufferfish vs blowfish

Common names of aquarium fish species can sometimes get pretty confusing. One example is pufferfish vs blowfish: which is which? Or are they just different names for the same underwater creature? Let’s go into the pufferfish vs blowfish naming debacle and explore which species would be better for your aquarium. Pufferfish vs blowfish: The naming … Read more

Porcupine Puffer Fish | Diodon holocanthus Care & Info

Porcupine puffer or porcupinefish close-up

If there ever was an aquarium fish that could be labeled as ‘endearing’, it has to be Diodon holocanthus. Also known as the porcupine puffer fish (or blowfish, in non-aquarist circles), this funny looking species is appreciated for its strange appearance and big personality. Keep reading for everything you need to know about porcupine puffer … Read more