Bennett's Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster bennetti)

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Bennett's Sharpnose Puffer

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Bennett's Sharpnose Puffer

Canthigaster bennetti

Challenging

sg

1.020 - 1.025

pH

8.2 - 8.5

[[Minimum temperature::72 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]] [[Maximum temperature::78 °TEMPLATE:UNITS-TEMP| ]]

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

5-8 years

Family

Tetraodontidae



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Additional names

Bennett's Sharpnose Puffer, Bennett's Toby, Roseband Sharpnose Puffer, Roseband Toby, Exquisite Toby

Additional scientific names

Canthigaster constellatus, Cathingaster benneti, Tetrodon ocellatus, Tropidichthys bennetti, Tropidichthys oxylophius


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

This fish can be quite aggressive and nippy towards tank mates and will fight with other Puffers, Filefish and long-finned fish. It is best in a fish-only or a FOWLR tank as it is not safe with invertebrates.

Diet

Feeding regime

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Identification

Species Note

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.

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