Map Puffer

Map Puffer

Arothron mappa

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Care Facts

Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Peaceful
Diet: Carnivore
Origin: Indian Ocean
Minimum Tank Size: 150 gallons
Acclimation Time: 3+ hours
Reef Safe: Monitor
Coral Safe: Yes
Invertebrate Safe: No
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. best kept in a tank with plenty of live rock 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,  like other puffers, should never be exposed to open air

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