Saddle Valentini Puffer (Canthigaster valentine) - Small
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The Valentini Puffer has a unique body shape and color patterns that will wow you. They are also unique in how they move. Unlike other fish this puffer will use its pectoral fins to move forward and backwards. Their scaleless body makes them sensitive to parameter changes. Like all puffers, the Valentini is not reef safe because they will nip at corals and all invertebrates. Try avoiding tank mates that are slow or have very long fins because this puffer is also a fin nipper. To reduce aggression; provide plenty of hiding places and keep the puffer well fed. Their small adult size of about 4" makes them ideal for smaller aquariums. The Valentini Puffer is cream colored with a white belly, their eyes are bright green and red. Dark brown markings resembling saddles and spots litter their body. Their longer snout also allows them to get into crevices for food.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample hiding places
- - For continued health, provide a varied diet of meaty foods, such as chopped seafood, multiple times a day
- - Should be fed foods with a shell to wear down their teeth
- - Not reef safe
- - Needs semi-aggressive tank mates
- - Minimum tank size: 50 gallons
- - Approximate selling size: Small 1-2"; Medium 2-3"
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ACCLIMATION: Avoid exposing new aquatic life to bright lights after opening the box. Turn off aquarium lights prior to floating aquatic life. Allow the sealed bag with your new fish to float in your aquarium for at least 15 minutes (but no longer than one hour) to ensure the water in the bag matches the temperature in your aquarium. A bacteria booster addition can assist with the addition of new aquatic life. Petco offers free water testing in store to determine if your water is safe for the addition of new aquatic life. DIET: A well-balanced diet consists of a variety of flakes, pellets, freeze-dried and frozen foods, depending on the species. FEEDING: Feed sparingly and no more than fish can eat in 1-2 minutes. Overfeeding can quickly foul the water, especially in smaller aquariums.
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