This is a freshwater puffer and does not require the addition of salt to its tank. They like a sandy substrate, with smooth rocks and driftwood pieces for decoration. Please make sure you leave plenty of open space for swimming.
This puffer loves all kinds of shellfish, as well as worms and other live and frozen foods. It should be fed snails and unshelled shellfish like crab legs, mussels regularly. This is in order to maintain its sharp teeth. As with other puffers, these grow continuously and become a problem for the fish if they are not kept ground down.