White-Spotted Puffer

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White-Spotted Puffer

This marine aquarium fish is known as White-Spotted Puffer and the correct latin name is Arothron hispidus. 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

Semi-aggressive.

White-Spotted Puffer can grow up to 50 cm what is approximately 19 inches. So 1 specimen requires at least 6000cm2 of water surface which is approximately 930 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). Capacity of very large aquariums is at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is not very difficult to keep the White-Spotted Puffer fish. (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 suggested level of pH (a measure of the acidity/basicity) is between 8.0 and 8.3 which is usual for most marine fish.

White-Spotted Puffer, picture no. 1

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White-Spotted Puffer, picture no. 3

White-Spotted Puffer, picture no. 4
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