Arothron Dog Face Puffer
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  • Arothron Dog Face Puffer

  • Arothron nigropunctatus

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  • Tank Size: 90 Gallons
    Tempermant: Semi-aggressive
    Maximum Size: 13"
    Coloration: White, Brown, Black
    Diet: Carnivore
    Regions Found: Indo-Pacific Ocean
    Reef Compatible: No
    Experience Level: Intermediate
    Guarantee: Live Guarantee Available
    Water Conditions: 74-82° F, SG 1.020-1.027, PH 7.9-8.5
    Other Names: Blackspotted Pufferfish, Dog-faced Pufferfish
  • Description
  • The Arothron Dog Face Puffer is a large and stunning puffer. Arothron Dog Face Puffers have a mostly white body with brown and black spots. During some parts of its life, the Arothron Dog Face Puffer can change colors, although it's rare in captivity.

    Arothron Dog Face Puffers reach a maximum adult size of around 13 inches and need to be kept in tanks that are at least 90 gallons in size. Arothron Dog Face Puffers are semi-aggressive and will leave most other fish alone. Arothron Dog Face Puffers will also get along with other puffers as well.

    Arothron Dog Face Puffers are not good choices for reef tanks since they will eat any invert they can find. Arothron Dog Face Puffers have teeth that are closer to a beak than teeth. Arothron Dog Face Puffers will expand in size when startled or threatened. For this reason they should never be moved in nets, since nets will cause them to inflate. You should also never try to get a Arothron Dog Face Puffer to inflate for amusement, since it's very stressful to the fish.

    Arothron Dog Face Puffers are carnivores and require a diet that is rich in meaty foods. Foods like small chunks of seafood such as clams, krill, squid, shrimp and fish will help keep your Arothron Dog Face Puffer healthy and happy.

    Please feel free to contact us at any time if you have any questions about the Arothron Dog Face Puffer and if it's the right fish for your tank.

    Tiny: Up to 2", Small: Over 2-2.5", Small / Medium: Over 2.5-3.5", Medium: Over 3.5-4.5", Medium / Large: Over 4.5-5.5", Large: Over 5.5-6.5", Extra Large: Over 6.5-7.5", Extra Extra Large: Over 7.5-8.5", Show Size: Over 8.5-10.5", Jumbo: Over 10.5"

    All fish purchases come with a package of Blue Life Safety Stop to help reduce infections and illnesses that could present themselves. Please read more about Safety Stop here…

    If you have any questions please contact Eric Cohen TankStop owner and well respected industry veteran.

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