The Fahaka Puffer is an enigmatic species as it is one of the most aggressive puffers available, but it will learn to interact with it’s owner developing into a true real pet. Its eyes appear to show real expression and its ponderous movements are a joy to watch. It can also change color depending on its mood or surroundings. Some specimens will puff up when they want attention and to see a fully-grown adult inflate to the size of a football is an amazing sight.
The Fahaka Puffer lives in various freshwater lakes & rivers and is found in both open water and sheltered, heavily vegetated areas.
This is a true freshwater puffer and does not require the addition of salt to its tank. We suggest a sandy substrate with smooth rocks and driftwood pieces for decorations leaving an open space for swimming. The Fahaka is a molluscivore in nature, and in the aquarium relishes all kinds of shellfish as well as worms and other live and frozen foods. It should be fed snails and unshelled shellfish (such as crab legs, mussels) regularly in order to maintain its sharp teeth. As with other puffers, these grow continuously and become a problem for the fish if their teeth are not kept ground down.
Fahaka puffer size can be up to 43 cm (17 in) and its lifespan may be up to 10 years.
这是一种真正的淡水河豚，不需要在其水箱中加入盐。我们建议使用光滑的岩石和漂流木片作为装饰的沙质基质，留下开放的游泳空间。 斑马狗头本质上是一种软体动物，在水族馆里可以食用各种贝类以及蠕虫和其他活的和冷冻食品。它应该定期喂蜗牛和带壳的贝类（如蟹腿，贻贝），以保持其锋利的牙齿。与其他缓冲区一样，如果它们的牙齿不被磨碎，它们会不断生长并成为鱼的问题。(中文: 英语翻译成中文)
*Note: The first picture is only representing what an adult fish look like.