Blackspotted Puffer

Species information for the Blackspotted Puffer, in the Puffers category.

  1. FAMILY - Tetraodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Arothron Nigropunctatus

    COMMON NAME - Blackspotted Puffer

    SIZE - 13" (33 cm)

    RANGE - Indo Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 75 US Gal. (284 L)

    FOODS AND FEEDING - Varied diet of marine meaty foods, chopped shrimp, squid, clams, enriched krill, fish, preparations for marine herbivores, feed at least 3 times a day.

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 8

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not Recommended

    CAPTIVE CARE - Destructive in reef systems, in community fish only tanks that are large enough will become the family pet. Can be shy and refuse to eat at first, once acclimated will become bold and show more often, do not keep with overly aggressive tankmates. More than one can be kept in the same tank, usually not aggressive, can be kept with less aggressive Aronthron spp. species.

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    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 26, 2014
    jhnrb, May 27, 2009
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