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What Is a Green Puffer Fish?

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The green spotted puffer, Tetraodon nigroviridis, is a colorful species of the Tetraodontidae family native to South and southeast Asia. The fish is named for its rich green coloration at the top with dark spots and white underbelly.

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What Is a Green Puffer Fish?
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The species bears a pug-like face, bulging eyes and small mouth; its playful and curious demeanor makes it a popular tank fish among aquarium enthusiasts. A brackish-freshwater fish, they are best kept in saltwater environments as they age. Given a large enough tank, the green spotted puffer may reach up to 6.5 inches in captivity, and requires a diet of hard-shelled live food.

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