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The Dog Face Puffer, scientifically known as Arothron nigropunctatus, is a captivating and highly distinctive saltwater fish species that brings a mix of charm and character to marine aquariums. With its unique appearance and intriguing behavior, the Dog Face Puffer is a true gem that will make a captivating addition to your aquarium.


The Dog Face Puffer features a distinctive dog-like face, complete with expressive eyes and a curious demeanor. Its body is adorned with a captivating pattern of spots and lines, showcasing a mix of colors that may include shades of yellow, brown, and black. These puffers have the ability to inflate themselves when stressed or threatened, adding to their captivating nature.


Known for their engaging and interactive behavior, Dog Face Puffers are intelligent and curious fish. However, they can be territorial and aggressive toward other fish, especially smaller tankmates or those with similar body shapes. Therefore, careful consideration should be given when selecting tank companions.


Caring for the Dog Face Puffer involves creating a stable and spacious environment. They thrive in stable water conditions with appropriate salinity, temperature, and pH levels. A well-established aquarium with hiding spots and ample swimming space will contribute to their well-being. Their diet should include a variety of foods, including high-quality marine pellets, frozen foods, and occasional live or thawed seafood.


Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 72-78°F
  • pH: 8.1-8.4
  • Salinity: 1.023-1.025


Please note that these are general guidelines, and for more accurate values, we encourage you to contact Living Aquarium by phone or in person. Our team of experts is always happy to provide personalized guidance and answer any questions you may have about the care of the Dog Face Puffer.

Dog Face Puffer

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