Fish Guide

Sharpnose Spotted Toby   (Canthigaster jactator)
Family: Tetraodontidae (Puffers)
Natural Range: Pacific Ocean
Depth: 3 to 98 ft.   Size: 3.5 in.   Jumps: No   Space: 30+ gal.
Reef Safe: No   Care Level: Moderate   Temperament: Caution
Diet: Sponges, algae, detritus, bristle worms, echinoderms, shrimps, zoanthids, small fish, amphipods
Natural History: The sharpnose spotted toby is normally found in lagoons and the seaward sides of reefs over rock, rubble, and sand. Its skin contains puffer poison, it lacks pelvic fins, it can inflate its body, and it has fused dentition instead of individual teeth.
Husbandry: The Sharpnose Spotty Toby will likely be aggressive with other tobies or filefishes. It should be housed singly in captivity. It will nip at coral polyps and bite circular holes in the fins of other fish. It should be transferred with containers and not nets to avoid inflation.

AKA: Spotted Puffer, Whitespotted Sharpnose Puffer, Hawaiian Whitespotted Toby

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