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Photo of the Week - Arothron mappa

The Mappa Puffer (Arothron mappa) can be found around reefs throughout most of the Pacific and Indian Oceans in relatively shallow water, usually less than 50ft. They reach a max size of around 15" but with a substantial girth.

They make exceptional additions to aquariums because of their engaging personalities. Tankmates should be chosen with caution as most Arothron genus puffers can be aggressive, especially as they get bigger. Like all puffers, their teeth will grow constantly and so they need to have some clams or snails in their diet to help grind their prominent incisors back down.