Immaculate Puffer (Arothron immaculatus)

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Immaculate Puffer

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Immaculate Puffer

Arothron immaculatus

568 Litres (150 US G.)

25-30 cm (9.8-11.8")

pH

8.1 - 8.4

22.2-23.9°C (72 -75 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years

Family

Tetraodontidae





Additional names

Immaculate Puffer, Immaculatus Puffer

Additional scientific names

Crayracion immaculatus, Dilobmycterus sordidus, Tetraodon aspilos


Origin

Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (including the south coast of South Africa, Ref. 4919) to Indonesia, north to southern Japan.

Sexing

Tank compatibility

Should not be kept with small fish. Should not be kept with aggressive fish. Will eat inverts.

Diet

The Immaculate Puffer is carnivorous and requires a varied diet of meaty foods which are high in protein. Foods such as chopped seafood, snails or small shrimp can be used for young Immaculate Puffers. Adult puffers can be fed thawed shrimp, clams or mussels, or live invertebrates. Some Immaculate puffers will accept pellet foods. Crunchy foods like clams or mussels can wear at the puffer fish's beak, lessening or removing the need for trimming as the fish ages.

Feeding regime

Two or more times daily.

Environment Specifics

Behaviour

Semi-aggressive.

Identification

Grey-brown dorsal coloring that fades to a white or cream ventral coloring. When opened, tail is yellow with a black edge. When stressed or seeking camouflage, it is regular for the fish to change to a speckled green pattern.

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