Dwarf Puffers

Dwarf Puffer

Dwarf Puffer

Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Latin Name: Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Common Name:Dwarf Puffer, Pygmy Puffer

Origin: India

Size: 1 inch (2.5cm)

Suggested Minimum Tank Size: 2 gallon

Water Chemistry: Adaptable to most local water conditions

Preferred Temperature:
75-84°F (24-29°C)

Special Considerations: Clean water, avoid acidic water

Feeding: Somewhat Finicky - frozen, small live foods, small snails

Availability: Common


The Dwarf Puffer is a novelty for a Tiny Tank. It is a sure crowd pleaser, "cute and comical". This tiny fish from India will eat snails with gusto.
The Dwarf Puffer reaches only 1 inch in size and can live very happily in a 5 gallon tank. Avoid acidic water, they prefer a pH of at least 7.
Note their preference for warm water, their Tiny Tank must be kept in a warm place.
Dwarf Puffers are now readily available at petshops across the nation and should be easy to find, and they are quite reasonably priced too.
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