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Narrow-Lined Puffer

Greek Name: (Arothron manilensis)

$49.99

The Narrow-Lined Puffer captures the essence of the specialized nature of puffers. Classic and elegant in design, the Narrow-Lined Puffer has a large, pillowy body that is predominately milky tan with thin concentric banding from head to tail reminiscent of wood grain. Smoky black accents border its drooping paddle-like caudal fin, while the iridescent eyes are outlined by a caramel-gold ring. The Narrow-Lined Puffer is an exceptional fish sure to make an endearing addition for puffer enthusiasts or anyone wanting personality in their larger, fish-only or fish-only-with-live-rock marine aquarium.
Members of genus Arothron, including the Narrow-Lined Puffer, are sometimes called “Fat Puffers” and exemplify the typical puffer design. Though lacking pelvic fins and a hydrodynamic body shape, puffers are extremely maneuverable and are tenacious and capable predators. Like many “Fat Puffers,” the Narrow-Lined Puffer displays an unusual degree of “intelligence” and “personality” and appears to quickly recognize their owners.

In the wild, the Narrow-Lined Puffer inhabits a wide range of habitats including mangrove swamps, sea grass beds and reef flats. The ideal setup should be an established aquarium 125 gallons or larger with good filtration and a protein skimmer. Aquascape liberally with live rock and other materials to create an environment rich with nooks and crannies, caves, and overhangs while preserving easy access to large open areas. House with fish of similar size and temperament and be aware that the Narrow-Lined Puffer will eat invertebrates found in the aquarium using its fused beak-like teeth to crush open its prey.

The diet of the Narrow-Lined Puffer should include a variety of meaty food including squid, krill, clams, and hard-shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever-growing teeth.

Approximate Purchase Size: Small: 2″ to 3″; Medium: 3″ to 4-1/4″; Medium/Large: 4-1/4″ to 5-1/4″; Large: 5-1/4″ to 6-1/4″

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Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Brown, Tan, White

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'

Origin

Indonesia, Maldives

Family

Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank

125 gallons

Description

General information about the Narrow Lined Puffer

The Narrow-Lined Puffer embodies all the essentials of distinctive characteristics of puffers. Elegant and timeless in form, the Narrow Lined Puffer is a big, soft body that is predominately milky tan, with a tiny concentric band running across the entire body that resembles wood grains. Smoky black accents surround the drooping caudal fin that resembles a paddle as well as the iridescent eyes are defined by the caramel-gold band. The Narrow-Lined Puffer is an exceptional fish sure to make an endearing addition for puffer enthusiasts or anyone wanting personality in their larger, fish-only, or fish-only-with-live-rock marine aquarium. The members of the Genus Arothron which includes the Narrow-Lined Puffer, are a perfect example of the traditional puffer form. While they do not have pelvic fins or elongated body puffers can be extremely agile and have the ability to be tenacious and formidable predators. As with the majority of Fat Puffers, the Narrow-Lined Puffer exhibits an extraordinary level of personality and intelligence. They also are able to identify their owner. The wild Narrow Lined Puffer is found in a variety of habitats, including Mangrove swamps, seagrass beds Reef flats, and mangrove swamps. The ideal setting is an established large aquarium that has adequate filters and a protein-skimmer. Aquascape extensively with live rock as well as other elements to create a rich environment with nooks and crevices, overhangs, and caves, while maintaining easy access to open spaces. Place your fish in a home with similar dimensions and temperament, and be aware that the narrow-lined puffer is known to eat invertebrates that are found within the aquarium by using its teeth, which are fused to break open the prey.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small