General information on Reticulated Puffer
Reticulated Puffer is stunning in its appearance due to its reticulated (net-like) motif. The dark, mossy brown body color shows off the intricate pattern to stunning effect. The attractive Reticulated Puffer is sure to make a great addition for puffer enthusiasts or anyone wanting personality in their larger, fish-only, or fish-only-with-live-rock marine aquarium. With stripes and spots, the Reticulated Puffer may be easily confused with the Stars and Stripes Puffer (Arothron hispidus). But, unlike those of the Stars & Stripes Puffer where stripes and spots are separated into the ventral and dorsal half. The pattern of spots and stripes in the Reticulated Puffer is split between the posterior and anterior half. The front part of Reticulated Puffer features a network of stripes, while the rear portion is filled with scattered spots. Typical features of Arothron puffers are that the bottom of pectoral fins is darker in color. The members of the Genus Arothron and the Reticulated Puffer, illustrate the common puffer design. While they do not have pelvic fins or the hydrodynamic body shape puffers can be extremely agile and have the ability to be tenacious and formidable predators. Similar to the majority of Fat Puffers, the Reticulated Puffer has a unique level of personality and intelligence. It also seems to be able to identify its owner. In the wild, the Reticulated Puffer is found in a broad variety of habitats, including sea grass beds, mangrove swamps, and reef flats. The ideal configuration is an established large aquarium that has adequate filtering and a protein skimmer. You can aquascape the aquarium with live rock and other substances to create a rich environment with nooks and crannies caves and overhangs and still allow easy access to open spaces. You can share your home with fish of the same dimensions and temperament. Be conscious that Reticulated Puffer can devour invertebrates that are found within the aquarium, with its fusing beak-like teeth to break up its prey.