FEEDING GUIDES DETAIL
Puffers & Boxfishes
Aquarium Care & Feeding
Puffers and Boxfishes usually eat readily in the aquarium. Once accustomed to captivity they prefer meaty foods and have a bold feeding manner. Tobies and Sharpnosed Puffers are omnivorous and may benefit from eating algae or algae-enriched foods. Puffers are generally peaceful fishes but some individuals have been known to become aggressive toward other fishes once they are established in aquaria. Do not keep any of these species with invertebrates as they will become a quick meal.
The toxic mucus secreted by a panicked Boxfish is strong enough to kill virtually everything—including themselves—in an aquarium. Understanding how to properly care for Boxfishes is crucial to any hobbyist thinking about purchasing one.