The sharpnose puffer, Cathigaster rostrata, is a cute little fellow. The are very good eaters and when smaller do not really bother other tank buddies. They are puffer fish though and like to nibble plants, and small crabs. Since they have such small mouths, the do not do as much damage as thier other family members such as the porcupine puffer or burrfish. They are very interesting to have in the tanks since thier eyes move around and follow movement almost like humans do. The ones that we sell are around 2 to 2 1/2 inches in length.
Please Note: Any new fish purchased from us or from a local pet store should to be quarantined. All fish from anywhere in the wild can be possible carriers of bacteria and protozoa that can lead to an infection in your system, so we always recommend that you use some sort of quarantine system prior to adding them to your system. If you have a fish only system and can medicate the whole system, you may not need a separate quarantine tank. If you have a reef system that cannot be medicated, a good ultraviolet sterilization system should prevent any kind of disease outbreak. We medicate our system for bacterial infections and protozoans, but because we dont always hold our fish for long periods of time, there is no way to be sure all the protozoan cysts have been killed. A little bit of prevention will save you lots of trouble down the line.
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