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Piper the Porcupine Pufferfish!

Here at Bristol Aquarium, Piper the Porcupine Pufferfish (Diodon holocanthus) is settling into its new home!

Piper has been in quarantine for 5 weeks, being trained and getting prepared to enter their new home. Piper, short for Maris Piper, is named to carry on the theme of potatoes! Our other pufferfish’ are called King Edward and Spud.

This month, Piper took the plunge as our Aquarists moved it from the acclimation tank to the Coral Seas tank.

Aquarists at Bristol Aquarium

Jennifer Vowles, our brilliant Displays Supervisor said: “Piper is doing really well in its new home! It’s a very cute and curious creature, Piper only took a day to pick up our hoop training so it’s very clever too.

“Piper is a Porcupine Pufferfish, so it has spines on its body. Piper sucks in water to its stomach, and that’s how it inflates. We’re all proud of Piper for settling into their new tank so well.

Click here to watch a previous pufferfish after being hoop trained!

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