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Pea Puffer Freshwater Fish

Pea Puffer Freshwater Fish

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The travancoricus is a species of freshwater pufferfish, from the Carinotetraodon genus, which is endemic to Kerala (was Travancore), Southwestern India.

They are famous for their maximum known size of approximately 25mm (0.98 inches), making it the smallest known species of pufferfish in the world.

Their small size has earned this species several common names which include Pea Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, and Dwarf Puffer. 

Pea Puffers are reclusive, shade and shelter-loving creatures because they are prey animals. They're not just eaten by other bigger fish, they're also preyed upon by many piscivorous birds such as Herons, Kingfishers, and Cormorants. Your group of Pea Puffers will feel much more comfortable and secure with a provision of dense vegetation and floating plants in your aquarium, which will encourage them to be more active in all areas of the tank.

The flow in the aquarium should be slow to medium and never overpowering.

Pea Puffers are not strong swimmers, so a powerful current is not suitable.
Little known fact, Pea Puffers (like other members of Carinotetraodon) can bury themselves in the substrate when they are scared. They can nose-dive the bottom of the aquarium when they feel that they are at risk of predation and disappear into the substrate like a bullet. We have seen many Pea Puffers become injured when they attempt to do this on substrates that are too hard.

Live Aquatic Life is only shipped on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Orders placed on Wednesday - Sunday will not ship until the following Monday unless over night shipping was chosen. This is subject to chnaged based on jolidays during week etc. - An email will be sent to you for any changes made regarding shipping. 


Finatics-Aquarium guarantees that your fish will be delivered alive and healthy. In the unlikely event that you receive a perished fish, do not worry. You can choose to receive a credit on a future order or a refund.

In order to receive the credit or refund, we require a clear picture within two hours of the first delivery attempt. Please remove the perished fish from the shipping bag and place it on a white background. 

Please Note: The 2-hour window means you must send the information within two hours of receiving your fish. We will get back to you as soon as possible but it may not be within that 2-hour window. Nevertheless, we will honor our Live Arrival Guarantee.

Additionally, in order to receive the Live Arrival Guarantee, you must be home to receive your fish on the first delivery attempt.
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