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Porcupine Fish -Diodon nicthemerus

Porcupine Fish -Diodon nicthemerus

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Porcupinefish are fish belonging to the family Diodontidae, also commonly called blowfish and, sometimes, balloonfish and globefish.

Category Fish
Care Level Moderate
Diet Omnivore
Maximum Size 12 Inches
Origin Florida
Minimum Tank Size 180 Gallons
Water Condition 72-78F, dkh 8-12, PH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.023-1.025
Water Flow Medium
Light Medium
Reef Compatible No
Compatibility  See Chart


The Porcupine Puffer fish will eat invertebrates found in a reef aquarium. It has the ability, when threatened or scared, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. Parts of its flesh are poisonous if digested.

The Porcupine Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.