The Map Puffer, Arothron mappa, also known as the Scribbled Toadfish, Mappa Puffer, and Scribbled Arothron Puffer, features a unique network of black scribbles covering its body in an ornate and intricate web. It is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, and rarest in the aquarium trade, species of pufferfish.
The Map Puffer can inflate its body to twice its size and is poisonous to predators if swallowed. Their fused beak-like teeth are strong and are used to eat sessile inverts like feeder clams.
Map Puffer Care Facts:
best kept in a tank of at least 150 gallons with plenty of live rock
it is important to have a very good protein skimmer to keep water clean
they have a propensity to eat almost anything in the tank including small fish, inverts, and sometimes even aquarium equipment, so be cautious when picking tank mates
you should never use a net to move the Map Puffer as they may expand and injure themselves - use a container instead
they will eat a varied carnivorous diet
the Map Puffer, like other puffers, should never be exposed to open air