Spiny Box Burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfii)
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The Spiny Box Burrfish looks similar to the popular Porcupine Puffer except that the Burrfish has more details. Be aware that this fish can be semi aggressive and is known to nip on tank mates' fins. The Spiny Box is not considered reef safe since they prefer to snack on sessile invertebrates. The fish will inflate its body when threatened. To prevent this from happening try using a container when transferring the fish instead of the net to avoid them from ingesting air. They will grow to be about 10" in size. Full grown adults of this puffer will need around 180 gallons; however, you can get away with smaller aquariums when they are juveniles. This puffer is tan with brown spots and markings that resemble a web. The Spiny Box Burrfish are found in the West Atlantic inhabiting lagoons and seaward reefs. In nature these burrfish blow water into the sand to expose their food, thus they are sometimes called blowfish. This may well occur in a home aquarium.
- - Add to an aquarium with ample swimming room
- - 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
- - Approximate selling size: 3.25-4.25"
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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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