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Honeycomb Puffer (Canthigaster janthinoptera)

The Honeycomb Puffer or Canthigaster janthinoptera is just one of the over 100 different species of Puffer Fish! Also known as the Honeycomb Toby these fish are part of the Canthigaster genus and are often kept in a non-reef aquarium of at least 50 gallons.

The Honeycomb Puffer doesn't have any pelvic fins, but instead uses its pectoral fins to swim around. This along with they fact that they can blow themselves up almost twice their size like makes them very entertaining to house in an aquarium. They also have a striking coloration of blue and orange dots and lines all around their bodies. The Honeycomb Puffer has a odd shaped mouth that it uses to feed. Watch out if you house these with other saltwater fish as they can become aggressive and have a tendency to nip other peaceful tankmates.Growing to about 4" in maximum length, the Honeycomb Puffers are omnivores that should be fed krill, shrimp and clams.  If you have any additional care tips for the Honeycomb Puffer please share in the comments below.

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