Reticulated Pufferfish XXLarge (RARE) WYSIWYG

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Arothron reticularis, also known as the Reticulated Pufferfish, is a species of pufferfish distinguished by its unique appearance and behaviours. Here are some detailed aspects about Arothron reticularis:

  • Habitat: This species is found in marine environments, particularly in the Indo-Pacific region. They inhabit coral reefs, lagoons, and coastal waters.
  • Appearance: The Reticulated Pufferfish, with its unique and intricate pattern of dark, interconnected lines or reticulations over a lighter body, is a sight to behold. This distinct pattern not only aids in its camouflage but also adds to its allure, making it a fascinating species to study.Size: Arothron reticularis, with a maximum length of about 30 cm (12 inches), is a pufferfish of moderate size. This relatable size makes it easier for us to understand and appreciate its unique characteristics and behaviours.
  • Diet: Arothron reticularis feeds on marine invertebrates, including mollusks, crustaceans, and occasionally algae. Their strong beaks allow them to crack open hard shells.
  • Behaviour: This pufferfish is known for its solitary nature. It can be territorial and exhibit aggressive behaviour towards other fish, especially pufferfish. When threatened, it can inflate its body by swallowing water or air, making it difficult for predators to swallow.
  • Toxicity: Like many pufferfish, Arothron reticularis contains potent neurotoxin tetrodotoxin. If consumed, this toxin can be dangerous to potential predators and humans.
  • Care level: Moderate
  • Temperament: Semi-aggressive
  • Diet: Carnivore
  • Reef CompatibleNo
  • Family: Tetraodontidae
  • Minimum Tank Size: 250 gallons 
  • Size: 12 + inches

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