Balloon Puffers/ Spiny Porcupine Fish (5-8 inches)

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Balloon Puffers/ Spiny Porcupine Fish (5-8 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
    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.

  • 5
    Healthy Puffer

    Posted by Unknown on 8th Nov 2015

    Exactly the size I requested, and very active and social from the minute he got into the tank. Eating like a pig already and getting along fine with my other livestock.

  • 5
    great puffy

    Posted by mark on 21st Sep 2014

    received puffer he was huge and cute as ever very big eater
    very happy with him