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Starry Dogface Puffer
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Starry Dogface Puffer

Arothron stellatus
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Starry Dogface Puffer also known as the Stellatus Puffer are found from the Red Sea and East Africa eastward through Indonesia to Tuamotus, northward to southern Japan, southward to Lord Howe Island.

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The Starry Dogface Puffer has an orange body with dark spots. It grows to be one of the largest puffers in the world. In the home aquarium, it rarely grows over 2 feet in length, but in the wild, it can reach 4 feet. It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.

It has the ability, when threatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size to discourage others from trying to eat it. Parts of the flesh are poisonous if digested. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure.

A 300 gallon or larger, fish-only aquarium with a good protein skimmer is suitable. It will eat invertebrates found in a reef tank. It becomes alarmed when netted, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

The Starry Dogface Puffer needs a varied diet of meaty foods including; squid, krill, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever growing teeth.

Minimum Aquarium Size

1,200 L

Max Size

120 cm

Reef Safe

No

Temperament

Peaceful

Diet

Carnivore

Care

Easy

Origin

West Indian Ocean

Source

Wild Caught

Venomous

No

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