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Map Puffer - Medium
Arothron mappa
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Tank Stats
Size: 3-4 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Meaty
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 90 gallons

The Map Puffer is a beautiful saltwater species which is not aggressive and features a distinct appearance with a pouty little mouth. The Map Puffer is not considered reef safe because it may devours certain species of invertebrates and will eat snails, sea urchins, crustaceans, and corals as well. It should be kept in a tank not less than 70 gallons, and with its unique physiology, it makes a captivating addition to any tank. The Map pufferfish does well in an aquarium with moderately aggressive aquarium inhabitants e.g., angelfish and surgeonfish. The Map Puffer thrives well in a temperature range of 72-78 degree Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. It is sometimes hard to feed, and if it is present in bad quality water it may feel stressed. The Map Puffer can be kept on a diet of shrimp, squid, marine fish flakes, clams, crabs and other meaty marine food. Like other puffer fishes, this fish also inflates its body to twice its normal size to protect itself from ingestion from predators. It should be provided with several crevices to retreat to or to slumber in at night. Be sure not to expose the Map Puffer to air, since it may ingest air and expelling it can be difficult. That is why, if you wish to transfer this fish from one aquarium to another, always use a container instead of net. Feed your Map Puffer some food laced with the drug fenbendazole to preclude the fish from having internal parasites. The Map Puffer prefers live rocks in the aquarium that encourages the growth of algae and it can graze over it in between the meals.

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