Arothron Dog Face Puffer
 

The blackspotted puffer or dog-faced puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus, is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 33 cm.

It has a round shape with a head and snout which at times looks like a seal or a dog. It can come in a variety of colors, although most commonly blue. The distinctive identifying item are the black spots. It feeds on algae, corals, sponges, sea squirts, crustaceans and molluscs.

Like most puffers, blackspotted puffers are highly poisonous, making them dangerous or even deadly to eat. In order to ward off potential enemies, they can inflate their bodies by swallowing air or water.

Source: wikipedia

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Fish Specs

Scientific Name
Family
Tetraodontidae
Environment
Salt
Min Tank Size
100 gallons
Max Size
1.0 in.
Chemistry
8.1 - 8.4 pH
Temperature
72 - 78 °F
Temperament
Semi-Aggressive
Diet
Carnivore
Difficulty
Moderate
Origin
Indonesia, Solomon Islands
Reef Safe
No