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Stars and Stripes Puffer
Stars and Stripes Puffer


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Stars and Stripes Puffer

Stars and Stripes Puffer

Also known as a White Spotted Puffer, Kalavo ni vutia (Fiji), Botiti (Philippines), White Spotted Blowfish, Makimaki (Hawaii), Sazanamifugu (Japan), or Botete pintado (Mexico).

The Stars and Stripes Puffer gets its name from the patterns on its body. Due to its odd configuration of fins, the Stars and Stripes Puffer floats through the water just like a helicopter. This fish is benthopelagic, meaning it lives and swims near the bottom as well as the middle of a body of water. Found in estuaries, coastal bays, and lagoons in the wild.

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.

Stars and Stripes Puffer

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Temperament: Semi-Aggressive

Reef Safe: No

Family: Tetraodontidae

Native To: Indo-Pacific

Diet: Carnivore

Adult Size: Up to 20"

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 hispidus

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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