Common Name: Green Spotted Puffer
Other Common Names: GSP; Leopard Puffer; Spotted Green Puffer; Occasionally incorrectly as Green Puffer
Distribution: S.E. Asia: Esturaine rivers and floodplains; Mangrove swamps
Water Parameters: High brackish to marine salinity; Temp: 23–26C (73 - 80F ); pH: 7.0 - 8.3
Personality/Temperament: Agressive to other tankmates, especially with age. Hunts for food.
Max. Size: 6.5 inches (17cm)
Estimated Lifespan: ~15 years
Sexual Dimorphism: Unknown. Cannot tell genders apart by eye.
Diet: Mollusks and crustaceans. Needs to be fed a regular diet of hard-shelled creatures to guard against beak overgrowth. Feeding and Diet article
Care: Requires medium to high-end brackish water, and usually thrives in marine conditions. Introduce to a fully cycled aquarium, and raise the specific gravity by at least 0.002 per week, aiming for 1.015. As GSP's are active and agressive puffers, allow at l
Breeding: Unknown. No records of captive breeding.
Minimum Tank Size: 30 US Gallons (115 liters)
Links to Other Resources: PufferPunk on GSPs