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Reticulated Puffer

Greek Name: (Arothron reticularis)

$59.99

Reticulated Puffer is stunning in its appearance due to its decorative and reticulated (net-like) design. The dark, mossy brown body color is stunning and showcases the intricate pattern to a 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. It features stripes and spots as well as spots The Reticulated Puffer may be easily confused with the Stars and Stripes Puffer (Arothron hispidus). However, in contrast to those of the Stars & Stripes Puffer where the patterns of spots and stripes are separated between the ventral and dorsal half The pattern of spots and stripes of the Reticulated Puffer is divided into the anterior and posterior halves. The front portion of Reticulated Puffer features a network of stripes while the rear portion is filled with lots of spots. As is typical for Arothron puffers, it is noted that the bottom of pectoral fins is darker in color.

The members of the genus Arothron which includes the Reticulated Puff, are often referred to as “Fat Puffers” or “Dogface Puffers” are a good example of the standard puffer shape. While they do not have pelvic fins or a hydrodynamic body shape puffers can be extremely agile and can be tenacious and formidable predators. Similar to many “Fat Puffers” the Reticulated exhibits an extraordinary amount in “intelligence” as well as “personality” and is able to quickly recognize their owner.

In the wild, the Reticulated Puffer is found in a broad variety of habitats such as mangrove swamps seagrass beds, reef flats. The ideal set-up is an existing aquarium of 150 gallons or greater with good filtering and a protein skimmer. Aquascape extensively with live rock and other substances to create an ecosystem with nooks and crannies overhangs and caves, and still allow easy access to wide-open areas. Place your fish in a home with similar size and temperament tank mates. Be conscious that Reticulated Puffer can consume invertebrates inside the aquarium with its beak-like teeth that are fused to crush open its prey.

A diet for the Reticulated Puffer must include diverse meaty meals such as squid, krill the clams, and hard-shelled shrimp in order to wear down their teeth that are constantly growing.

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

 

Clear
Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Brown, Yellow

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' 4"

Origin

Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka

Family

Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank

150 gallons

Description

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.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small