Offering Colomesus asellus (Amazon Puffer).
Tetraodontids lack true teeth, the jawbone itself being modified into four fused toothlike structures. These grow continuously at a surprising rate, so offer regular meals of shelled invertebrates such as snails, crab legs, cockles, etc., in order to maintain them at a reasonable length. There is some evidence to suggest that aufwuchs form a significant proportion of the natural diet, therefore it may be worth permitting or even encouraging algal growth on hard items of décor. Additional foods can include chopped shellfish, small earthworms, and live or frozen chironomid larvae (bloodworm), Artemia, etc. Dried products should not form the principal component of the diet, although pelleted formats with a very hard consistency may prove useful.
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