Indian Dwarf Puffer Care Sheet
Indian Dwarf Puffer (Carinotetraodon travancoricus)
Temperament - Peaceful (Males may be aggressive towards each other)
PH - 7.0-8.0
Temperature - 72-82 Degrees F
Diet - Brine Shrimp, Bloodworms, Mollusks
Tank Size - 10 Gallons and larger
Indian Dwarf Puffer Fish are also commonly called Bumblebee Puffer, Pygmy Puffer or Malabar. They are much smaller than the average Puffer Fish as they only reach 1 - 1 1/2 inches in size. They are also are a freshwater Puffer, unlike most other species that require brackish or salt water.
It is important to provide lots of hiding spaces for Puffers, including plants and rock formations. Males of this species can sometimes become very territorial, it is important to keep a close watch on their behavior and separate males if they become aggressive towards each other. Males are usually more slender in shape and have a black stripe running from their back to pectoral fin. Generally they do fine with other peaceful community fish, but have sometimes been known to nip at fish with large fins, like guppies.
Indian Dwarf Puffers will eat a variety of foods including brine shrimp, mollusks, bloodworms and will sometimes also eat tropical fish flakes.