Dwarf Pea Puffer (C. travancoricus)


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Dwarf Pea Puffer (C. travancoricus)

The Dwarf Pea Puffer is one of the most interesting and curious fish you may encounter in the aquarium hobby.  Native to south-west India, these little fish grow to a maximum size of approx 3.5cm.

Their diet consists of live and frozen foods such as bloodworms, brine shrimp, cyclops, small shrimps, and snails.

As pea puffers can be quite territorial they should be kept in a species only aquarium with a singular male kept with multiple females. Thus, preventing the males from fighting and additionally will help with chances of them breeding. Furthermore, if the hobbyist does choose to keep their pea puffers in a community tank they would choose faster swimming tetras etc as tank mates.

When choosing an aquarium for your puffers the size isn’t really of importance. They do however benefit from having a lot of furnishings with plants and mosses being the ideal.

You can find information about establishing an aquarium in our articles section found HERE.

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