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
    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.

  • 5
    better health and size then your lfs...

    Posted by Neil on 11th May 2017

    I received a good sized puffer, Day 2 already eating clam on half shells

  • 4
    porcuoine puffer

    Posted by henry on 2nd Mar 2017

    First order. The porcupine puffer came in very healthy. Would not eat the first day but the 2nd day was chopping down krill. Went after them so hard water splashed out the tank. Only thing I would change is I was expecting a a lot smaller puffer maybe inch smaller. Also communication with them could have been a little better. Sent 3 emails only got. Response to 1. Was also packaged very good. Overall looking forward to future business with them.

  • 5
    Exactly what I wanted

    Posted by Brent Patterson on 29th Jun 2016

    I couldn't be happier with my purchase. They gave me the exact size I wanted at a great price. he arrived healthy and I had him eating in no time. I will definitely be ordering from them again.