Pufferfish are awesome!  Besides being the perfect TMI mascot, puffers are amazing in real life.  I’ve always loved the way that these fish transform themselves as a means of defense.

Plus they’re really cute in person (or rather, through the glass of an aquarium).  My favorite thing about them is how they swim haphazardly around other fish with a big smile-like expression.  They always seem to be so happy.

If you would like more information about pufferfish, try:

By the way, Pesky, was designed based on the Green-spotted Pufferfish and the Porcupinefish.  His coloration, however, was chosen based on his perky, prickly personality.  (Plus yellow is a great contrast color when depicting him in a pinkish-red digestive “ecosystem.”)


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