Starry Pufferfish

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Starry Pufferfish

This marine aquarium fish is known as Starry Pufferfish and the correct latin name is Arothron stellatus. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Puffer family. (e) Origin of this fish is Indo-Pacific. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

An aggressive fish which is suitable for public aquariums instead of classic home fish tanks.

Starry Pufferfish can grow up to 120 cm what is approximately 47 inches. In general, 1 specimen requires at least 14400cm2 of water surface which is approximately 2232 square inch. This species will require to be kept in a tank that is very large. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Starry Pufferfish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH level should be stable, varying between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for marine fish.

A juvenile specimen

Starry Pufferfish, juvenile - picture

An adult specimen

Starry Pufferfish, adult - picture
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Document modified on Wed Dec 5 11:05:28 UTC 2007
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