Animal Stories - Spotted Green Puffer

Animal-World Information about: Spotted Green Puffer

The Spotted Green Puffer is a very popular attraction and the most commonly available freshwater puffer fish!
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Treva - 2007-06-10
We just brought home two spotted puffers, they are SO fun to watch. I feed them brine shrimp and bloodworms right off of a plastic
spoon. They will come up and eat right from the spoon. One is VERY friendly and the other is alittle shy. The other people that said that you MUST feed them a correct diet is right. Sometimes they will not touch a flake at all even if they are hungry. They do nip at the other fish a little, but most are either big enough to take care of themselves or fast enough to swim away. They hide when they feel like it, not to often. They do see you come up to the tank and usually will greet you. I think I have already spoiled them....they wait for that spoon! They are amazing fish! I have noticed that sometimes they have a gray belly and other times it's ALL white. I have NEVER seen them puff up tho...I guess they don't feel threatened in our tank! Good luck to all. PUFFER!

robb - 2007-05-21
I currently have two green spotted puffers ( Mr and Mrs puffpuff)and they are the best fish i have ever owned. The only problem is that they pick on my crayfish, but my crayfish is to big for them to hurt it. They are the best fish to watch, very picky on what they eat but as long as you feed them the proper diet they will be happy and healthy.

robert lacour - 2007-05-07
dont rely on regular fish flakes they will just starve to death. after a few puffers died i figured this out, i usually feed my puffers a diet of earthworms attached to a fish string. if the earthworm is not attached to a fish string the earthworm will bury itself in the bottom and die. so take care of your water, make sure you clean it religiously, and make sure they are fed correctly, and you;ll have a nice healthy puffer for years.

AiRiCK - 2007-05-07
I love the the spots, i am going to purchuse the very soon. Theu are so cute, but their nipping isnt a good thing. Well yea, i love gupoies and humm, the Dragon Fish is my favorite. i love fish <3.

Pamela - 2007-04-28
My Boyfriend and I just purchased a new fish tank, he is 21 and its his first tank! I really wanted a green puffer fish. i think they are so cute but i didnt know how they were until now. just wanted to thank you guys for your comments, NOW i know im gonna get one! Thanks again

Alohalani - 2007-04-26
I own a green puffer named Powder Puff and because he nipped at my bala shark's fins, I had to place him in a ten gallon with my brother's fighting fish. The next day I saw him just floating at the top and his fins weren't moving, I thought that he was dead, so I brought him out and placed him on the counter. Then I saw something like a heart beating, so I quickly put him into his original tank. For a moment he floated at the top of the tank upside down, I saw his eyes looking around and when he realized he was in HIS tank, he flipped himself over and started swimming around the tank like nothing happened. The whole time he was in the other tank, all he was doing was playing dead, I almost flushed him down the toilet!

michelle - 2007-04-13
i have two spotted green puffer fish, one very shy and one pleased to see you and always swimming up to the glass to see you.

collie - 2007-04-12
I bought a cute little green spotted puffer today and was so happy to see that he was adapting so well to his new tank right away. Unfortunately, when I looked a little closer I noticed he wasnt playing with my beautiful long tailed fancy goldfish, he was destroying his once perfectly flowing tail. He is only about half of the size of the goldfish but that dosent seem to make any difference to him. Had to put him in his own bowl and I'm sorry to say, he must go back to the store tomorrow. Should have researched his personality before bringing him home. Impulse buy, he is so cute!!

Matt - 2007-04-03
I have 2 little greenspotted puffers and they happen to be my favorite in my tank. I have a 55 gallon tank with tetras, guppys, mollys, sharks, and loaches. They where the last fish i wanted to introduce to the tank. I havent seen any nippin from them. They are also about the size of the neons in my tank so they might not be agressive yet. I hope they dont get agressive. They are always the last to eat making sure the others are far away before aproching the worms. they are my favorite to watch in my tank.

Steve Bussard - 2007-02-14
Temperments very greatly with these guys! Most are very subdued and just plain happy go lucky. I have 2 of these guys in my 90 gallon with several other fish, all MILDLY agressive. When first introduced to the tank they nipped at the fins of my angel, but after approximately a week, they left her alone. Some don't stop and do need to be placed in their own tank, but most will do very well in a comunity tank as long as the tank has fish agressive enough to set these little guys straight. Other than that, they are a very cute, fun, friendly, smart, and entertaining fish to care for. I personally would put their temperment in a class similar to an oscar, but of course on a much smaller size scale. I suggest anyone that wants an easy to care for, fun to watch fish, get at least one of these cuties.