Too tasty to give up.
Common name: Dwarf Puffer
Scientific name: Tetraodon travancoricus
Synonyms: Malabar Puffer, Pygmy Puffer, or Bumblebee Puffer
Size: Up to 1".
Origin: Freshwaters of India/
Tank setup: At least a 5g tank is required for one specimen, with a rock or plenty of snails to help keep the puffer's beak trimmed. For more than one puffer you can keep a 10g with 5 or 6 specimens.
Compatibility: Fairly peaceful with similar sized fish. Long finned Fi
Temperature: 25-30oC (77-86oF)
Water chemistry: Fairly hard, neutral to alkaline (pH 7.0-8.5). Brackish water.
Feeding: Picky eaters, should be fed crustacean foods such as brine shrimp, krill, mollusks, and earthworms. Some owners do manage to get their fish on pellets and flakes though.
Sexing: Male is leaner, also dark black stripe from tail to fin. Females have a more rounder or "roly-poly" appearance.
The Dwarf Puffer is a common and easy to house puffer. Although found in brackish waters there are reports of these puffer do very well in pure freshwater. If no snails or rock are in the tank for the puffer to trim its beak, you must buy some Clover Oil and a pair of Cuticle Clippers. Put the puffer in a small dish and add a drop or two of clover oil (any more could severely hurt the fish). Once the puffer is tranquilized quickly clip the beak and you're done. Puffers are known to eat plants so its best to keep fake plastic plants in the tank. Also avoid keeping long flowing finned fish like Bettas in the tank with the puffer. The puffer family is notorious for nipping or eating the fins of other fish.
I plan on getting about 6 in a month or so.