CARE GUIDE FOR KEEPING BRACKISH AND FRESHWATER PUFFERS
Puffer fish also have special dietary needs that can be tricky to deal with. In the wild, puffer fish are predators. They feed on small fish, crustaceans, shellfish, and snails. In the home aquarium, however, puffer fish tend to eat anything and everything. To keep your puffer fish healthy, you’ll need to offer a variety of frozen, fresh, and live meaty foods. One thing you may be interested to learn about puffers is that they can develop a habit of “begging” for food – much like Oscars. But because these fish produce so much waste you need to be very careful about not feeding them too much. Small puffers under 2 inches need to be fed once a day while puffers 2 to 4 inches need to be fed every other day. Very large puffers (over 4 inches) can be fed just two to three times per week.
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