Dwarf Pea Puffer - Smallest Freshwater Pufferfish
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Average Water Parameters Grown In
Temperature : 22-26c
PH Range : 6.2-7.2
GH : 1-5
KH : 1-5
TDS : 120-350
Size: Approximately 1cm-1.5cm (unsexed juvie)
Pea Puffer fish (Carinotetraodon travancoricus), also known as Dwarf or Mini Puffer fish, is a highly popular freshwater aquarium fish known for their small size and unique personalities.
It is understood to be the smallest pufferfish in the world and comes from fully freshwater environments in the southwestern tip of India.
Hobbyists describe them as cute, fun to watch, active, curious and full of personality.
They are small species of freshwater fish that typically grow to be between 2.5 to 3.8 cm in length. Despite their small size, Pea Puffers are known for their unique personalities and active behavior.
They are also relatively hardy and can adapt to a range of water conditions, making them a popular choice for aquarium enthusiasts looking for a small and interesting fish. It is still very important to ensure that good water quality is maintained (fully cycled tank with no ammonia), sufficient size and the right food is provided.
In terms of diet, Pea Puffers are carnivorous and require a diet high in protein. They can be fed a variety of foods, including live or frozen brine shrimp, bloodworms, daphnia, and small snails. It is important to note that Pea Puffers have strong beaks and require hard-shelled prey to keep their teeth from overgrowing. Therefore, providing them with snails to feed on is essential for their dental health. Aside from live or frozen food, they can be conditioned to eat dried worms like dried blackworms. Usually, they do not eat pellet food straight but they are hobbyists who successfully conditioned them to do so.
Pea Puffer fish cannot be sexed when young because they do not display any physical differences between males and females until they reach sexual maturity and they can also "select" their sex as they mature. When one pea puffer begins as a male, that fish can excrete hormones which prevent other pea puffers from becoming male. In a case whereby two pea puffers mature as males at the same time, one of them will try to become the dominant male.
According to AquariumSource, "the minimum pea puffer tank size is 10 gallons (38 liters). These are active fish that like to have room to swim and hide. Cramming them in too close to each other is a recipe for disaster due to their territorial nature. However, when given sufficient room and hiding places this species will regularly be found shoaling. Pea puffers are also rather active. These fish are quite curious by nature and can’t resist checking out different parts of their tank.".
According to Aquarium Co-op, "up to six or seven pea puffers can be kept in a 20-gallon (76 liters) aquarium (with no other tank mates) if you provide lots of cover in the form of aquarium plants or decorations".
Pea Puffer fish are known to be territorial and can be aggressive towards other fish, even their own kind. Therefore, it is generally recommended to keep Pea Puffers in pairs or as a single species aquarium with plenty of hiding spots and plants.
Some hobbyists keep Pea Puffer with other species such as Neon Tetras and other fast moving fish. However, it is important to research which species are compatible with Pea Puffer before putting them together.
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