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Freshwater Pea Puffers

Pea puffers are one of the most unique and rewarding nano fish to keep in your home aquarium. While they max out at an inch in size, they have a striking pattern and coloration that will draw instant attention. They have black patterns on a yellowish gold body that contrasts great against a variety of plants.

Please Note: All fish shipments have a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee when shipping with Overnight (1 Day) option. All other options void our Live Arrival Guarantee for fish. 

The small size of the pea puffer may make it seem like you can keep groups in a small tank and that is not always the case, pea puffers can be very aggressive toward each other so lots of plants or hiding places are recommended to prevent aggression. Groups of 3 or less are ideal for a 10 gallon but they can be kept by themselves with no problem. It is often recommended to not keep them in a community setting due to the chance of them nipping fins, instances of keeping otocinclus catfish with them without issues have been observed. We do not recommend keeping them with any type of shrimp.

The scientific name for the Pea Puffer is: Carinotetradon travancoricus

We recommend feeding live foods such as baby brine, daphnia, small shrimp, bloodworms, black worms, or scuds. We also feed our pea puffers frozen Bloodwormsthat we thaw in some tank water and squirt into their tank with a turkey baster to make the worms appear alive. We occasionally feed them small Ramshorn, pond, and Malaysian Trumpet Snails to enhance their diet.

Our Tank Parameters

  • Ph:7.2 to 7.5
  • Gh: 8 to 16
  • Kh: 4 to 7
  • TDS:180 to 250
  • Temp:70 to 74

Tank Recommendations

  • Leaves: Indian Almond or Guava
  • Wood:Mopani or Malaysian
  • Cones:Alder Cones

Customer Reviews

Based on 151 reviews
Savage Daughter
Dwarf Pea Puffers

dwarf pea puffers came in fat happy & healthy. thank you Flip Aquatics!

Marshall irwin

I had a questions about my order and it was answered swiftly. Great customer service, fast shipping and I highly recommend!

Small is overestimated lol

3 puffers..... I laughed so hard when I open my order, I wasn't expecting them to be that tiny maybe less than 1/2 inch!! they are so cute!! my only problem is that 2 of them don't want to be fed they wanna hunt!!! only one will take frozen blood worms, so I got them daphnia, and they are happy hunting, hopefully, I got the 2 females and one male, but so far Im happy with my order.

Ellenor Redpath

Very nice Pea Puffers I would only ever get my Pea Puffers here they are healthy happy

John Piper
Pea puffer order

Amazing! Great packaging! Everything showed up alive and active. They even threw in a few extra fish for me for free!
I highly recommend this company to anyone looking to order fish. Ordering online fish can make you skeptical, but ordering from this company should put you at ease, they are great!