Twin Spot Pufferfish
A Twinspot Pufferfish available to purchase for fish keeping

Twin Spot Pufferfish


Important info


Pao Leiurus, current size approx 7cm

Out of stock

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These small yet charismatic creatures are known for their playful personalities and curious nature, making them a delightful addition to your underwater world. Care for them with attention to water quality and a varied diet, and you’ll enjoy the enchanting presence of the Twin Spot Pufferfish in your aquatic collection.

  • Tank Size: Provide a spacious aquarium of at least 50 gallons (190 liters) for a single Twin Spot Pufferfish. A larger tank is recommended if you plan to keep more than one.
  • Water Parameters: Maintain stable water conditions with a temperature range of 75-82°F (24-28°C) and a salinity level of 1.020-1.025. Regularly test and adjust pH, ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels to ensure water quality.
  • Tank Decor: Create a suitable environment with plenty of hiding spots using live rock, caves, and corals. Pufferfish enjoy exploring and need spaces to retreat when feeling stressed.
  • Diet: Twin Spot Pufferfish are carnivores. Feed them a varied diet of high-quality frozen or live foods such as small crustaceans, mollusks, and occasional shelled seafood to help keep their teeth healthy.
  • Teeth Maintenance: Pufferfish have continuously growing teeth. Provide hard-shelled items like clams or snails to help naturally wear down their teeth. Regular dental care is essential to prevent overgrowth.
  • Compatibility: Be cautious when selecting tankmates. Twin Spot Pufferfish can be territorial and may nip at slow-moving or long-finned fish. Avoid housing them with aggressive species.
  • Behaviour: These pufferfish are known for their curious and sometimes aggressive behaviour. Monitor their interactions with other tankmates and ensure they have enough space to establish their territories.
  • Acclimation: Gradually acclimate the Twin Spot Pufferfish to your tank’s water conditions to reduce stress. Drip acclimation is a recommended method.
  • Health Monitoring: Keep a close eye on your pufferfish for signs of illness, such as loss of appetite, lethargy, or unusual behaviour. Seek advice from a vet or aquarium expert if you suspect any health issues.
  • Professional Advice: If you’re new to keeping Twin Spot Pufferfish or encounter any challenges, speak with us and we’ll be more than happy to assist!

Remember that responsible fishkeeping involves providing a suitable and stable environment for your Twin Spot Pufferfish, ensuring their well-being and the overall health of your aquatic community.

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The essentials for keeping tropical fish include:

  • A tank that is the right size for the type of fish you want to keep.
  • A filter to keep the water clean.
  • A heater to keep the water at the correct temperature.
  • A thermometer to monitor the water temperature.
  • A light to provide the fish with the right amount of light.
  • Substrate for the fish to swim on and hide in.
    Decor to make the tank look natural and provide the fish with hiding places.
  • Water conditioner to remove chlorine and other harmful chemicals from the tap water.
  • Fish food that is appropriate for the type of fish you have.

When choosing fish for your tank, you need to consider the following factors:

  • The size of the tank.
  • The water temperature.
  • The pH of the water.
  • The temperament of the fish.
  • The diet of the fish.
  • It is also important to research the specific species of fish you are interested in to make sure they are compatible with each other.
The frequency with which you need to clean your tank will depend on the size of the tank, the number of fish in the tank, and the type of filter you have. However, you should aim to do a partial water change at least once a week.

Some common problems with keeping tropical fish include:

  • Water quality problems.
  • Overfeeding.
  • Disease.
  • Fighting between fish.
  • It is important to be aware of these problems and to take steps to prevent them.

Here are some tips for keeping tropical fish healthy:

  • Use a good quality filter.
  • Change the water regularly.
  • Test the water quality regularly.
  • Feed your fish the correct amount of food.
  • Avoid overstocking your tank.
  • Quarantine new fish before adding them to your tank.
  • Be aware of the signs of disease and take action early.

Come into our store or give us a call on 01992 444393 and we’ll be happy to answer any more questions you might have!