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Honeycomb Puffer

Honeycomb Puffer
Honeycomb Puffer

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From €135.00
Ex Tax: €109.76
  • Stock: Call To Order
  • Model: PT119S
  • EAN: 042055200950
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Care Level
Color / Form
White, Tan
Geographic Region
Indo pacific
Max Size
8 cm
Reef Compatible
Yes with caution
Tank Size
100 Lt.
Water Conditions
Fish:PH:8.1-8.4, Sg:1.020-1.02
General Information
Common Name Aiptasia Eating or Matted Lea
Family Monacanthidae
Latin Name Acreichthys tomentosus

The Honeycomb Toby is also known as the Honeycomb Puffer. Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies. It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.

A 250 litre or larger, fish-only aquarium is suitable. It may be aggressive at times, nipping the fins of tank mates, leaving a circular hole as its mark. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef tank. It becomes alarmed when in a net, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

When threatened or alarmed, it has the ability to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. While "puffed up," its spines are held straight out from the body to discourage others from trying to eat it. Parts of its flesh are poisonous.

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

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