Malabar Dwarf Puffer (Pea Puffer)

Malabar Dwarf Puffer (Pea Puffer)

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MSRP: $16.99
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1.20 LBS
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Malabar Dwarf Puffer - Carinotetraodon travancoricus

The Pea Puffer aka Pygmy Pufferfish is one of the smallest of the pufferfish family and are more ideal as they can live in full freshwater in comparison to others that require brackish water condition.  
They are a bit more shy compared to other larger puffers due to their smaller size as they are prey in the wild to other larger fish.  Also known as the Pea Pufferfish due to their super small size.

Despite their small size, they can be quite aggressive to even fish larger than them.  They can get territorial so it is best to keep them with larger peaceful and hardy fish.


  • 3
    Very very small

    Posted by Trevor Harris on 15th Sep 2023

    Fish arrived happy and healthy but I did not expect them to be the size of a pencil too be prepared to have them come in teeny tiny. Unfortunately I was ready for a bit larger puffer and set up the tank to receive them as such time will tell if they make it but I have high hopes. Would order again hopefully sizing is added

  • 5
    Malabar Puffer

    Posted by Robert Vaiza on 11th Aug 2023

    Great customer service, great communication, great people. Fish came in healthy.

  • 5
    Love these guys!!

    Posted by Diane Borenstein on 1st Jun 2023

    These puffers do amazingly well in my tanks. I buy a few with each purchase. They are playful and fun to watch.

  • 5
    Dwarf Puffer

    Posted by James M. on 21st Sep 2022

    Fish arrived safe and sound after its cross-country flight.

  • 5
    So happy!

    Posted by Nicole Jenson on 26th Oct 2021

    They arrived on time and all three are alive! They all look happy and healthy. Can’t wait to get them acclimated and in their new home!

  • 5
    Quick Shipment! And healthy active fish!

    Posted by Inocencia Landez on 20th Oct 2021

    They notified me about possible shipping delays but still immediately shipped my puffers within the day! I received them a day later at no fault to them (even with overnight shipping) but the puffers were all alive and well!! definitely recommend this place for healthy fish and great customer service

  • 5
    Pea Puffers!

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Sep 2021

    I got 3, all arrived alive, all 3 are still alive. My only complaint is that my bundle is not fond of frozen food. But I don't mind feeding live blood worms and dropped a live ghost shrimp in the other day, which had completely disappeared by the morning. They've also been hunting my pest snails!

    Also worth noting, everyone was out of these locally, so it was lovely to find them here! Thank you!

  • 5
    Pea Puffers

    Posted by Amanda on 15th Jul 2021

    Very fast shipping and quality product! Two thumbs up!

  • 5
    Pea Puffers

    Posted by Mandy McClaine on 14th Jul 2021

    These little guys (3) came to me happy and healthy! They are cruising around my 20 gal planted tank curious as ever.
    Packaging was very well done to ensure my babies got to me in good condition.
    I also received a phone call about a specific snail I ordered from them because they were out of stock, and the man was very friendly and discussed my options. I'm grateful for the prompt call instead of email to endure they got my order shipped as fast as possible.
    I will only be ordering live stock from them for now on!