Animal Stories - Porcupine Puffer

Animal-World Information about: Porcupine Puffer

   This one is doing what most Porcupine Puffer or Porcupinefish do very well, (besides eating) it is puffing up! If threatened, they will fill themselves with air or water to become about 5 times their normal size! This one did it every time we moved it.
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lego man - 2009-06-11
I love the porcupine fish because it is as cute as a puppy. I hope to have one in my tank. I think that my tank is just nice for him, in my tank I have a clownfish and a red tail file fish. I wish that my wish will come true.

Heather - 2009-01-29
Porcupine fish are cool. I have none but my teacher forced me to learn about them. My teacher is watching over us like a hawk and a fish.

huffnpuffer - 2008-12-11
I have a porcupine puffer and he loves to eat frozen clam strips. Try it, he may like it. good luck.

noah - 2008-10-18
I bought a porcupine puffer one day ago. I tried feeding him krilland formula 2, he justs ignores the food. Should I try feeding him by hand or another way.

Matt - 2008-05-26
Doug was a part of the family for four years. Just wanted to give you heads up as one other person did below. Doug's diet included only frozen shrimp and brine shrimp cubes and beefheart. The guys at my local trusted aquarium were always on me to feed him the frozen Krill. Finally thought I'd give it a try. Big mistake! I thawed 4 Krill and dropped them in Doug's tank. He ate them with the quickness as usual. Then went and layed in the sand like he does when he has finished eating. The problem is he never came back up. He was dead within 12 hours. The only thing that changed was that he ate some Krill. He lived 4 years without them. Bottom line, Puffers can do fine without Krill, and I would advise everyone not to try it! Just thought this could save your puffer!

Matt - 2008-02-08
Doug is my 3 year old Porcupine Puffer. He loves to be hand fed frozen shrimp. I would advise anyone to get one. He's a little messy and he ate my 9" Banded Snake Eel right in front of me. Overall a great fish! Lives with Naso and blue tang and butterfly and two maroon clowns.

crystal - 2007-11-14
Anyone with Puffers, do not only feed them freeze dried krill, it can kill them. I know, my last puffer died due to malnutrition. Check out the forum on Marine Depot for more information. Best of luck with your wet pet.

Art Wallrath - 2007-06-28
I purchased a porcupine puffer about three weeks ago. He lives in a 75 gallon aquarium with a Niger Blue Trigger, a Dog Faced Puffer, and a Voltan Lionfish. Spike, as I call him, was very nervous (stressed)when he first arrived, but that only lasted for about a day. Spike is truly the most interactive fish I have ever owned! He eats freeze-dried krill (The large size) as fast as I can put them into the tank. He takes the shrimp right from my fingers. I try to be careful not to get bitten!! I have found that I have to watch the amount of food I give him because he will gorge himself!! He gets along fine with all his tankmates. All four of the fish in the tank are about three to four inches long.
I have been told not to try to raise corals in the same tank as puffers and triggers as these fish like to eat the corals! Lava rock and live reef rock provide plenty of hiding places for the fish.

cory - 2007-06-26
I have had a porcupine puffer for more than 3 years and he's about 7.5 inches long. He is the friendliest fish that i have ever owned and would recommend one to anyone wanting a friendly fish, though maintaince is required quite often.

Gary - 2007-01-11
i have a 12 inch porcupine in a 120 gallon tank. he is the most adorable. pet he swims to the top of the tank and wags his tail frantically out of the water to greet me, and wants feeding.