Care Level: Moderate
Reef Compatible: With Caution
Max. Size: Up to 5"
White Spotted Puffer (Canthigaster jactator)
The White Spotted Puffer, otherwise known as the Spotted Puffer, the White Spot Hawaiian Puffer, and the Sharpnose Puffer, are reddish brown in color with white spots and white fins. Their underbellies are tan and so are their lips.
It is best to house the White Spotted Puffer in a 50 gallon or larger, fish only tank. These fish can be kept in reef aquariums but with caution. Their beak-like mouths are rather strong and can be used for crushing and eating some invertebrates. Do note that parts of the White Spotted Puffer’s skin is poisonous and Puffer fish are known for puffing as a defense mechanism and can inflate twice their normal size when feeling scared or threatened.
The diet of the White Spotted Puffer should include: krill, squid, clams, and hard shelled shrimp to soften their teeth.