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Striped Dogface
Arothron manilensis
 
 
 
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Tank Stats
Size: 1.5-3.5 inches
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Moderate - Bold
Reef Safe: No
Diet: Meaty, chopped clams, shrimp, carnivore and herbivore frozen
Origin: Indian Ocean
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Coral Safe: No
Invertebrate Safe: No
Minimum Tank Size: 75 gallon
  
  

The Striped Dogface is a saltwater species, which is very aggressive and is not suitable to be kept in a reef aquarium with small species since such species will be eaten. The Striped Dogface is also considered reef safe and usually don?t cause any damage to corals. It should be kept in a tank not less than 90 gallon, and since it is aggressive, the Striped Dogface is usually not recommended to keep two fish together in the same aquarium. It is highly territorial in nature, so be sure to provide them their own niche to prevent any aggression. Be sure to decorate the aquarium cleverly and carefully. It should only be kept with timid non aggressive species since it becomes very shy and stop eating. The Striped Dogface thrives well in a temperature range of 74-80 degree Fahrenheit, and pH of 8.1-8.4. It is sometimes very hard to feed, and if it is present in bad quality water it may feel stressed and insecure. Be sure to ask the seller to show the dogfish eating before you buy it. The Striped Dogface is very easy to feed and once it is started eating, it can be kept on a diet of shrimp, squid, marine fish, 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. We don?t recommend you to keep several variants in the same aquarium.

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