Map Puffer

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

  1. FAMILY - Tetraodontidae

    SCIENTIFIC NAME - Arothron Mappa

    COMMON NAME - Map Puffer

    SIZE - 25.6" (65 cm)

    RANGE - Indo West Pacific

    MIN. AQUARIUM SIZE - 240 US Gal. (908 L)

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

    AQUARIUM SUITABILITY - 6

    REEF COMPATIBILITY - Not recommended, eats sessile invertebrates and coralline algae.

    CAPTIVE CARE - Advanced aquarist status recommended to keep one of these, deworm and file teeth down as needed to prevent overgrowth, keep singly, not aggressive towards other fishes. Provide a large cave or overhang for shelter, will destroy hard coral skeletons, faux corals, and aquarium equipment. Needs plenty of room, shy at first, but will come out more as acclimated. Not for the beginner.

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