Indian Dwarf Pea Puffer

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Dwarf Pea Puffers were given their name due to their exceptionally small size. They grow to a maximum length of 1.4 inches which makes them one of the smallest Pufferfish species on the planet.

They are both round in the body and thin towards their back end of the dorsal and anal fins. When looking at them you will notice their particularly large eyes for their small body size.

Males and females differ in appearance which makes them relatively easy to sex. Males have a bright yellow belly compared to the lighter yellow-white bellies of females. Males also possess a dark stripe on their belly which the females do not have. Males are typically a darker golden-green coloration where females are a lighter yellow-green.

Both males and females have dark patches on the upper side of the body, however males have a thick dark stripe which runs from the pectoral fins to the caudal fin and females have random tiny black spots across their body.

Males also have wrinkles around their eyes.


Category Rating
Care Level: Intermediate
Temperament: Territorial and aggressive
Color Form: Sex dependent but predominantly yellow
Lifespan: 4 Years
Size: 1.4″
Diet: Mainly carnivorous
Family: Tetraodontiformes
Minimum Tank Size: 5 Gallons
Pond Set-Up: Heavily planted
Compatible: Tropical freshwater

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