Bullseye Pufferfish

(Sphoeroides annulatus)

Sphoeroides Pufferfish should be added to well established large aquariums with plenty of room to swim. Puffers do "puff up" if they feel threatenedd. Plenty of rock work with cracks, caves and crevices. Sphoeroides Puffers may disturb and consume Invertebrates. A varied diet of larger meaty foods should be fed multiple times daily. Care will need to be taken when handling as Pufferfish tend to become quite alarmed, the use of a container is highly recommended. Pufferfish are intelligent and have a wonderful personality, they will make a great addition to large fish only aquariums. House with tank mates with similar temperament and size. Sphoeroides Pufferfish generally start out in freshwater and begin migrating towards marine waters.

Bullseye Pufferfish are also sometimes known simply as the Bullseye Puffer. Uncommonly seen in the aquarium trade. Bullseye Pufferfish are generally dark to ovlive brown color with a white belly, thin irregular sized and shaped white to yellow stripes, and a bullseye appearance on its back. Bullseye Pufferfish can grow to slightly more than 18".

We recommend a minimum aquarium size of 150 gallons or larger for this species.

Water conditions: Salinity 1.020 - 1.025, Temp (F) 72 - 78, pH 8.1 - 8.4, Alkalinity 8 - 12 dKH

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