Animal Stories - Amazon Puffer

Animal-World Information about: Amazon Puffer

The Amazon Puffer, with its bright colors and a beautiful pattern, is one of the most sought after members of the puffer fish family!
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javin - 2011-02-21
Live in salt water or freshwater?

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  • DarkSonny - 2011-04-06
    Read the name of the fish at the top of the page. "Freshwater" is right in its name!
matthew - 2010-03-06
How big do Amazon puffers get?

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  • Anonymous - 2010-08-04
    Can get up to 5 inches.
Amy - 2010-02-20
I have been looking for some of these fish for almost a year now, I can't seam to find any to purchase. I live in Texas in the Dallas area. If someone knows of where I can get some of these fish I would be very grateful. Currently my best friend and I are both looking for some for our 55 gallon tanks. I am looking for a total of 6 puffers. Please email me or post here if you know of where I can get some of these. Thanks!! Oh, also iIdid go to a website called where they did have puffers for sale, I went to pay pal and bought the fish, only to recieve an email stating they don't have any amazon puffer fish for sale at the moment. So if you have another source, please let me know!! Thanks again!

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  • Austin - 2010-03-05
    North Dallas Aquarium had some last time I went in. You can call them and ask if they have any or can special order any.
  • mark - 2010-06-07
    There is a place in austin texas called aquatech it's on burnet rd and they have what your looking for if you still need them.
Anonymous - 2010-04-16
I have (3) sets of fry's, all spotted. They get along until feeding time, colored flakes. The last set of baby's I started feeding bloodworms and shrimp with the food & they got a lot bigger than the others & they're younger.

Shannyn - 2008-06-02
I've had an amazon puffer for about two months now. Theodore - the puffer - is the greediest fish in my tank. He shares his home with a blood parrot, 1 bristlenose, 1 peacock eel, 1 red forest jewel, 2 convicts, and recently 4 angel fish. He is the boss of everyone, but is not mean and does not bite anyone. He has a great personality though can appear to be a little dim witted or stupid at times, which somehow makes him even cuter :D

crystal - 2008-04-09
SAP's are one pufferfish that no matter what you do, their teeth eventually get too long. I have fed mine snails daily since the day I got them and still every 6 months or so, I still have to trim teeth. Very personable. One of the few "schooling" puffers that enjoy being in groups of 4-7.