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Dog Face Puffer
Dog Face Puffer


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Dog Face Puffer

Dog Face Puffer

Also known as a Blackspotted Puffer, Kalavo (Fiji), Poekote (India), or Sueh Uli (Samoa).

The Dog Face Puffer gets its name from its appearance which has a similar look to canines. Coincidentally enough, Puffers have been known to have personalities similar to a dog. Due to its odd configuration of fins, the Dog Face Puffer floats through the water just like a helicopter.

Also, this fish uses its beak to crush its food, and is a very active eater. Not reef safe as it will eat mollusks, corals, sponges, tube worms, some anemones, crabs, and echinoderms.

This species is great with bolder fish such as triggers, groupers, and wrasses.

These fish puff up as a defense and are poisonous if the flesh is eaten. However, puffing up is a very stressful action and should not be induced.

Dog Face Puffer

Internet Price: $32.99 - $64.99   Today's Price: $24.62 - $48.50  (Save up to 25%)

Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Reef Safe: No

Family: Tetraodontidae

Native To: Solomon Islands, Indo-Pacific

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 13"

Temperature: 72-78° F

Water Parameters: dKH 8-12, sg 1.020-1.025, pH 8.1-8.4

Care Level: Moderate

Tank Size: 100+ gallons

Scientific Name: Arothron nigropunctatus

Environment: Marine

  • Regularly available and gets along with other members of the same genus
  • Maneuvers just like a helicopter, and uses its beak to crush its food
  • Does great with bolder fish such as triggers, groupers, and wrasses

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1.5"-3" Length
SKU: 1037501

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3"-5" Length
SKU: 1037510

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5"-7" Length
SKU: 1037528

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