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Indian Dwarf Pea Puffer

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  • All our live fish, shrimp, snails are care with love and passion, when through minimum of 14 days quarantined and shipped from Splashy Fish facility in Springfield, Virginia, USA
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Live Arrival Guarantee:

We have a lot of experience with shipping live fish orders. In 2021, Our records showed that we only have a 0.5 % Dead on Arrival rate for all live fish orders, compared to the industry standard is at 1.5%. This means that out of 1000 live orders that we shipped to our customer only 5 orders would have fish that arrived dead.

At Splashy Fish, we ensure that our customers are happy and satisfied with their orders. We offer a 100% Live Arrival Guarantee on all of our animals that are shipped to the customer via USPS, UPS, and FedEx.

Splashy Fish has the right to void Live Arrival Guarantee protection if these circumstances include: 

  1. The customer has chosen USPS First Class Mail as a shipped method. 
  2. Shipping address to a PO Box
  3. The order was refused delivery by the customer.
  4. The order was return to sender for any reason such as but not limited to wrong shipping address, the address is undeliverable, etc.
  5. The order was held for pick up at USPS, UPS, FedEx offices no longer than 24 hours after the last update on the tracking number. 
  6. Live Arrival Guarantee claim does not include all the requirements mentioned below
  7. Live Arrival Guarantee claim made after the arrival period is mentioned below. 
  8. The Fish/Animal have to be in original packaging. 

Live Arrival Guarantee Claim Period: 

For Live Fish and other invertebrates: one and a half hours (1.5 hours) of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

For Snails48 hours of posted delivery time or customer received time. 

How to claim for Splashy Fish's Live Arrival Guarantee: 

If there is an incident when your fish are delivered "dead on arrival,” 

  1. Take 1 picture of the shipping box and the shipping label. 
  2. For live fish and other invertebrates: Take 2 pictures of each of the fish bags that is dead on arrival (the pictures have to show the bag in its original condition, unopened with the original rubber band)
For Snail: Snail generally take longer to acclimate, our customer will have 48 hours of posted delivery time to claim for Live Arrival Guarantee. Please place the snail at the one corner of the tank and within 48 hours and any snail didn't move. Please take pictures of the snail where the opening. 
  1. Send us an email to with the subject line: DOA and Your Order Number OR messaged us on our social media
  2. Body of the text: Your tracking number
  3. The claim must be sent within the claim period mentioned above. 

After submitting all the information required above it will take us 1 to 3 business days to determine the cause of dead on arrival. If the claim was valid and approved by our team, Once We approved your claim, You will 

  1. Received the store credit for future purchase of the dead on arrival fish excluding the shipping cost. 

If the Live Arrival Guarantee claim doesn't include all the requirements listed above, Splashy Fish has all the rights to reject your claim.



Shipping live animals and plants is a complex process, and temperature plays a crucial role in ensuring the safe and secure delivery of your order.

If the highest daytime temperature in your location and the lowest nighttime temperature here in Springfield, Virginia—where our facility is situated—fall below 40°F or exceed 90°F, we will proactively delay your order. This measure is taken to prioritize the well-being of the animals and plants.

For the safety of our living cargo and to protect your investment, we retain the right to suspend shipping as necessary due to extreme weather conditions. Our Splashy Fish team will assess the situation and determine if it is unsuitable to ship, considering the safety of the animals.

To stay informed or address any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to our dedicated Splashy Fish Support team via email at

Once our team prints and packs your order, we'll notify you via email. This notification will include your tracking number and the expected arrival day. If you opt for UPS 2 Day shipping, your package should arrive within 2 days after shipment. Similarly, if you choose UPS 1 Day, your order will reach you the day after it is shipped. In the case of orders containing only plants or dry goods, they may be shipped via USPS, provided that this is the selected shipping option during checkout.

We ship all of the customer orders from our warehouse located in Springfield, VA. We pack and ship our orders depending on the orders with the exception of someday we cannot ship out live fish.

All Live Fish orders will be shipped out on Tuesday and Wednesday each week for overnight shipping by UPS.

Monday to Saturday:  We will pack and ship out all orders that do not contain live fish. 

Sunday: (Splashy Day) Today is the day we let our hard-working team members and our fish to destress and ready for the following week's shipment.

For more information regarding about shipping please visit us our Shipping Policy and Schedule

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You may find Indian Dwarf Pea Puffer (scientific name, Carinotetraodon travancoricus) small, unique oddball and quite inquisitive about the surroundings. Their appearances are highlighted by yellow with dark green to black iridescent patches on the flanks and dorsal surface. Male coloration is brighter and deeper than that of female. In addition, males have dark stripes down the center of their pale belly and iridescent "eye wrinkle" patterns which are not seen in females. However, on the other hand, females are more rounded, tend to be a bit larger than males. 

Most Pea Puffers are sold as juveniles which are hard to sex (as these fish choose their sex when they mature). As such and due to their fairly aggressive and territorial behaviors, it is important for Pea Puffer keepers to know such appearance differences so as to maintain a proper living habitat for them. If you wish to keep male and female together, we suggest a ratio of one male for every two to three females. It works well in decreasing male’s aggression. Providing them ample space and decoration is also a recommended measure. By putting aquatic plants, rocks, and driftwood in your aquarium, you will create more distinct spaces for your Pea Puffers to avoid each other. 

Pea Puffer is more of an intermediate level fish, so we generally don’t recommend them to the beginners. In addition to their living conditions, they also have special dietary requirements (see more details in the care guideline below) and don’t often get along with other community fish. Pea Puffers are relatively slow-moving fish so if you keep them with other slow-moving ones (e.g., bettas), your puffers will relentlessly attack their fins. This also means faster-moving fish may be better choices for Pea Puffer’s tank mates. Some you can consider are tetras, rasboras, barbs, danios, and rainbowfish.

Despite those facts, Pea Puffer is still a favourite fish and attracts most aquarists to its intelligence, helicopter-like maneuverability, independently moving eyes, and ability to inflate like a tiny water balloon. They are absolutely a great addition to your aquarium.

What You Can Expect From This Fish:

  • Highly intelligent and able to inflate like a tiny water balloon
  • Safe with any plants
  • Unique oddball appearance


  • Temperature: 72° - 82° F (22° - 28° C)
  • pH: 6.0 - 7.0
  • KH: 5 - 15 dKH
  • Minimum tank size: 10 gallons (single specimen), 30+ gallons (small group)


  • Diet: Carnivorous as they are, they would prefer crustaceans (thus, you should not keep them with dwarf shrimp) and snails. They will happily clear any small snails (including the “nuisance” bladder snails that inhabit most planted tanks) in your aquarium. Please note that they often ignore dry foods; however, frozen bloodworms and other meaty frozen foods are acceptable to them.
  • Origin: Tank-bred, but indigenous to India
  • Average adult size: 1 inch (2.5 cm)
  • Average purchase size: 1/2 - 1 inch (1.3 - 2.5 cm)

See more details about the care guide for Indian Dwarf Pea Puffer.

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