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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.
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Reef Safe: No
Native To: Solomon Islands, Indo-Pacific
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
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