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Stars & Stripes Puffer

Greek Name: (Arothron hispidus)

$59.99

The Stars & Stripes Puffer is an exquisite puffer that requires only a little imagination to understand why it got its popular name. The upper portion of the Stars and Stripes Puffer is adorned with white spots that appear at a distance to be stars on the greenish tan body coloration. The lower part of the body is covered with horizontal stripes which complete the stripes and stars ensemble. The typical feature for Arothron puffers is that the bottom of pectoral fins is darker in hue. The Stars & Stripes Puffer is 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 Stars and Stripes Puffer are often referred to as “Fat Puffers” or “Dogface Puffers” and illustrate the typical puffer shape. Although they lack pelvic fins and the body’s hydrodynamic shape puffers are highly maneuverable and are strong and dependable predators. Similar to the majority of “Fat Puffers,” the Stars and Stripes Puffer has an exceptional level in “intelligence” in addition to “personality” and can instantly recognize their owners.

Wild, the star and Stripes Puffer is found in a variety of habitats such as Mangrove swamps, sea grass beds, and reef flats. The ideal configuration is an aquarium that is established, 180 gallons or greater with a good filter and an skimmer that is protein-rich. Aquascape extensively with live rock and other substances to create a lush environment with nooks and crannies overhangs, and caves all with the ability to access large open spaces. Place your fish in a home that is similar to their dimensions and temperament, and be mindful that Stars & Stripes Puffer will devour invertebrates that are found inside the aquarium, using its beak-like teeth to break open the prey.

A diet for the star and Stripes Puffer should consist of diverse meaty dishes like krill, squid the clams, and hard-shelled shrimp to aid in the wear and tear of the ever-growing teeth.

Approximate Size of Purchase: Small: 1-1/2″ to 2-3/4″; Medium: 3-1/4″ to 4-1/4″; Medium/Large: 4-1/4″ to 5-1/4″; Large: 5-1/4″ to 6-1/4″; XLarge: 6-1/4″ to 7-1/4″; XXLarge: 7-1/4″ to 8-1/4″

 

Clear
Category:

Care Level

Easy

Temperament

Semi-aggressive

Color Form

Tan, White, 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' 6"

Origin

Fiji, Indonesia, Nicaragua

Family

Tetraodontidae

Minimum Tank

180 gallons

Description

General information on the Stars and Stripes Puffer

The Stars & Stripes Puffer is an exquisite puffer that needs only a little imagination to understand the reason it earned its name. The upper part of the Stars and Stripes Puffer is covered in white spots that appear at a distance to be stars on the body’s greenish tan coloration. The lower portion of the body features horizontal stripes that make up the star and stripes look. As is typical in Arothron puffers is that the bottom on the pectoral fins appears darker in hue. The Stars & Stripes Puffer is 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 Stars & Stripes Puffer exemplify the traditional puffer design. Although they lack pelvic fins and an elongated body puffers can be extremely maneuverable and are tough and powerful predators. Similar to numerous Fat Puffers, the Stars and Stripes Puffer shows an exceptional amount of intelligence and personality . It also seems to be able to identify their owners. When in the wild, the Stars and Stripes Puffer is found in a variety of habitats, including mangrove swamps and seagrass beds as well as reef flats. The ideal setting is an established large aquarium that has adequate filtering and a protein skimmer. Aquascape with live rock and other substances to create an ecosystem with nooks and crevices, caves, and overhangs while providing easy access to vast open spaces. A home with fish that are similar in dimensions and temperament, and be mindful that Stars & Stripes Puffer will consume invertebrates within the aquarium with its beak-like teeth that are fused to break open the prey.

Additional information

Size

Large, Medium, Small