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Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer

Greek Name: (Canthigaster bennetti)

$29.99

The Bennett’s Sharpnose is an energetic fish with festive flurry of bright bars and spots. Bright turquoise and orange spots and bars make the illusion of streamers and confetti were scattered across it. Below this vibrant patterns is a body color that is divided by a stifling, olive gray dorsal part and an ethereal white ventral half. Overall, it’s vibrant and energizing, which is perfect for Bennett’s curious and charming Sharpnose Puffer.

This Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer belongs to the Genus Canthigaster which is known as Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. The Bennett’s Sharpnose is often referred to as Bennett’s Tom, Roseband Sharpnose Puffer, Roseband Toby, or Exquisite Toby. In the wild the Bennett’s Sharpnose Pup lives in open sand slopes and rubble zones that are found in reef flats and protected lagoons. This information provides a new perspective into the seemingly ornamental coloring and patterning that characterize the Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer. The mysterious patterns (spots or bars) and countershading (dark dorsal region , paired with a light ventral area) protect this Bennett’s Sharpnose from possible threats (and prey) by causing a change in the shape of its body. The best setup to accommodate your Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer is a 50 gallon or more aquarium that is exclusively fish-only and aquascaped with the live rocks and rubble that has easy access to large wide areas. The Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer might attempt to eat any invertebrates that can fit inside its mouth. It can use its teeth, which are fused to break up prey.

Diet of the Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer should include a range of meaty as well as vegetable matter. Serve krill, squid oysters, and hard-shelled shrimp to aid in the wear of the ever-growing teeth.

Approximate Size of Purchase Small: 1″ to 2″; Medium: 2″ to 3″; Large: 3″ to 4″

 

Clear
Category:

Care Level

Moderate

Temperament

Peaceful

Color Form

Tan, White, Yellow

Diet

Omnivore

Reef Compatible

With Caution

Water Conditions

sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4

Max Size

4"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia

Family

Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank

50 gallons

Description

General information regarding Bennetts Sharpnose Puffer

The Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer is an active fish that is embellished with a riot of vibrant spots and bars. Bright turquoise and orange spots and bars make the illusion of streamers and confetti were scattered across the fish. Below this vibrant design is an entwined body shade divided by a dark, stormy gray dorsal part and the ventral part is a pearly white half. Overall, the effect is vibrant and lively, which is perfect for the curious and charming Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer. This Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer belongs to the genus Canthigaster. In the wild, the Bennett’s Sharpnose puffer is found in open sand slopes as well as rubble zones that are found in reef flats as well as sheltered lagoons. This information provides a new perspective into the often dazzling coloration and patterns of Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer. The mysterious marks (spots or bars) and countershading (dark dorsal area paired with a lighter ventral region) cover it from possible prey because they alter their body’s shape. The ideal configuration to accommodate this Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer is a medium size tank or larger fish-only aquariums that have living rock or rubble that have easy access to wide areas. The Bennett’s Sharpnose Puffer might try to eat small invertebrates that can fit inside its mouth. It uses its beak-like teeth to crush open prey.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small