Mimic Saddle Puffer

Latin name: (Paraluterus prionurus)

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color(s)

Blue, Orange, Tan, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Preferred Conditions

Moderate

Avg. Max Size

4½"

Minimum Tank Size

Family

Balistidae

This peaceful fish is a great addition to any larger aquarium. It is an active swimmer and can be kept with other non-aggressive species as long as they are not of the same genus. It is important to note that this fish should not be kept with invertebrates as it will likely be aggressive toward them. Additionally, this fish needs an aquarium that is at least 30 gallons or larger. With the right environment, this fish can be a beautiful and long-lasting companion.

This diet should be well-rounded and balanced, consisting of a variety of shaved shrimp, squid, scallop, mysis shrimp, freeze-dried krill soaked in a vitamin supplement, and frozen marine algae. Feeding should occur no fewer than three times per day to ensure optimal nutrition. For best results, feed the diet in small portions and remove any uneaten food promptly. Additionally, supplementing with live foods can provide additional nutrition and enrichment. I would recommend consulting a qualified veterinarian to determine the best diet for your pet.

Fiberglass is a very popular material for use in aquariums because it is non-toxic, easy to clean, and relatively inexpensive. It is also very durable, making it a good choice for tanks with heavy use.

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