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Midnight Arothron Puffer (Arothron sp.)
Midnight Arothron Puffer
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
Midnight Arothron Puffer (Arothron sp.)
Additional locales and sizes may be available!
Additional locales and sizes may be available!

Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1' 1"
Origin Fiji, Melanesia
Family Tetraodontidae
Lighting High
Minimum Tank Size 100 gallons
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Care Level Moderate
Temperament Peaceful
Color Form Black
Diet Carnivore
Reef Compatible No
Water Conditions sg 1.020-1.025, 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4
Max. Size 1' 1"
Origin Fiji, Melanesia
Family Tetraodontidae
Lighting High
Minimum Tank Size 100 gallons
What do these Quick Stats mean? Click here for more information

Overview

The Midnight Arothron Puffer is a sleek midnight black. It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium. It has the ability, when treatened or alarmed, to inflate its body to almost twice its normal size. While "puffed up," its spines are held straight out from the body 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 100 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 and will blow itself up for protection, therefore, use a container to transfer it.

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

Approximate Purchase Size: Medium 3" to 5", Large 5" to 7" 

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