Dog Face Pufferfish or Yellowbelly Dogface Puffer



The Dog Face Pufferfish or Yellowbelly Dogface Puffer (Arothron Nigropunctatus) is a peaceful marine species fish. As a voracious carnivore, the Dog Face Puffer will eat small inverts but won’t damage corals. Their hard teeth can easily bite through mollusk and clam shells. It is best kept in a tank of at least 30 gallons with semi-aggressive tank mates and live rock hiding places. The Dogface Puffer or Yellowbelly Dogface Puffer, like most puffers, have the unique ability to inflate their body to twice its normal size to protect itself from predatory ingestion. Though this is the puffers best known trait, it is advised to never induce this action with your puffer. Further, be sure to never expose the puffer to the air, ever. If the puffer ingests air, it is next to impossible to remove it. Therefore, if ever transferring tanks, be sure to use a container rather than a net to ensure that the puffer is always underwater.

Feeding the Dog Face Pufferfish or Yellowbelly Dogface Puffer can be difficult, especially if they feel stressed. They will take a carnivorous diet of shrimp, squid, clams, and crabs or other meaty marine foods, frozen or live. Only one puffer should be kept per tank. Overall, this is one of the coolest and most unique marine fish available and every aquarists should care for a puffer at least once.

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Weight 20 lbs
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