Fish of the Month
Concern: November 2011
(BLOCH & SCHNEIDER 1801)
Widespread Names: Black noticed puffer, blackspotted toadfish, brown puffer, dogfaced puffer, hush pet puffer
Sort Locality: Tranquebar, India
Vary: Widespread within the Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Micronesia and Samoa, north to southern Japan, south to New South Wales
Taxonomic Troubles: Initially described as Tetrodon (Tetraodon) nigropunctatus. You might also see it known as Arothron citrinellus.
Measurement: 33 cm (13 inches).
Most popular Water Chemistry: Tropical marine.
Problem: A hardy species, supplied its lodging are enough for its dimension and its upkeep is suitable for its particular wants.
Tank Setup: As a devoted feeder on Acropora suggestions and different corals, this isn’t a reef-safe fish! It can dine on nearly any invertebrate. It’s advantageous for a fish-only tank with tankmates of appropriate dimension and aggressiveness, and it’s fairly the star in a single-sp
Feeding: A predator on invertebrates, particularly mollusks and crustaceans. Additionally feeds on algae. As with all puffers, correct food regimen is required to maintain the ever-growing beak (“enamel”) worn down; meals objects with shells—crab legs, mussels, entire unpeeled shrimp, and many others.—sho
Breeding: Not reported in captivity. It’s usually present in pairs on the reef.
Description: A extremely variable species, starting from blue to gray to white to yellow, at all times with black spots. Specimens could darken or lighten in coloration resulting from environmental stimuli, and people could drastically change coloration throughout their lifetime.