Balloon Puffers/ Spiny Porcupine Fish (6-8 inches)

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Balloon Puffers/ Spiny Porcupine Fish (6-8 inches)

The balloonfish, also known as the spiny porcupinefish and spiny puffer, ranges worldwide in tropical waters and some subtropical and temperate areas. It is a member of the family Diodontidae, the spiny puffers. This fish, along with its close relatives, has the ability to inflate its body by taking water or air into portions of its digestive tract, increasing its diameter size by as much as three times. When the body expands, long spines that normally lie flat on the body are erected, not only adding to the apparent size, but also creating a formidable weaponry to discourage attack by most would-be predators.

These are usually large 5-9 inches.  I generally have several in stock so if you have a size prefferance please request it in the note section at checkout.

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  • 5
    Balloon Puffer

    Posted by Denise Milton on 30th Apr 2020

    My Balloon Puffer arrived packaged better than any fish I have ever ordered online!! He is amazing so healthy, happy, and big!!!

  • 5
    When the porcupine puffer was delivered to me he was healthy as if I picked him up my from the store.

    Posted by Sheila Ambush on 2nd Apr 2020

    I never buy any fish from online before. I was looking up saltwater fish and said let’s give this a try . Salt water fish store store has the best prices and their fish are healthy.

  • 5
    He is huge

    Posted by Naomi on 26th Oct 2019

    Very happy I got this guy!! I So big!! And so kind! He enjoyed new home!

  • 5
    Healthy fish and great costumer service.

    Posted by Naomi Wilson on 7th Jun 2019

    Always fishies are healthy, only once one fish passed after over night. I contact them they response pretty soon. Very good,

  • 5
    Spiny puffer

    Posted by Tana on 29th Jan 2019

    Just received my puffer in the mail today. He is big and healthy! Very happy with my purchase. He is awesome!

  • 4
    Capt Jerry

    Posted by Jerry Chitwood on 17th Jan 2019

    Happy Little Blue Eyes . Love him

  • 5
    Awesome fish

    Posted by Ann Jones on 15th Jan 2019

    this guy came nice sized and healthy .. started eating right away ..definitely recommend :)

  • 5
    Balloon Puffers/ Spiny Porcupine Fish

    Posted by Charlie Heider on 9th Mar 2018

    A Very cool fish with a great personality. Also quite large--mine arrived at about 7 inches. I love it

  • 5

    Posted by Matt Owen on 22nd Jun 2017

    Arrived safely, roughly 6 inches but fat! Not in an obese way, but in a healthy, fat and happy way. He took several days to eat, but loves eating my clean up crew and now accepting frozen food readily. One of my favorite fish.