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Stars and Stripes Puffer

Stars and Stripes Puffer

The Stars & Stripes Puffer is a fantastic and unique patterns that really makes it stand out in the aquarium trade. This fish is also so common due to having a great personality that their owners can usually interact with. The top half of this puffer is layered in white dots which are classed as being the 'stars' in the puffers name. Whereas, the bottom half of its body holds horizontal 'stripes' that completes its name. 

Requirements
When this puffer is in its natural environment it is almost always discovered within reefs and mangrove swamps. In order to home this messy eater comfortably, a 500 litre aquarium is required at an absolute minimum. Additionally, the system to this aquarium will need to have a effective protein skimmer and filtration. Furthermore, this fish will not be suitable for those reef tanks as it is known to nip at corals and clean up crew members. 

Suggestions
It is also a wise decision to create a variety of caves and overhangs within your rock word when deciding to add this fish, as it will commonly be found hiding in a cave or sitting on a rock or overhang. 

Feeding
This puffer has to be offered a broad diet, including a range of meaty foods , such as clams, squid, prawns, and hard shellfish to help grind down their continuously growing teeth.

STATISTICS
Minimum Tank Size500 Litres
Care Level: Easy
Temperament: Semi-aggressive
Reef Compatible: No
Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
Max. Size: 1' 6"
Colour Form: Tan, White, Yellow
Diet: Carnivore
Family: Tetraodontidae
Origin: Fiji, Indonesia
 

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Easy to Care For
3
Easy to Feed
3
Peaceful with Others
3
Reef Safe
3
Invertebrate Safe
3
Average
 yasr-loader

  1. clumsy eaters, mine accidently ate my triggerfish during dinner time. nice fish though and great personalities. just do not keep it with any fish that could fit in its mouth

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