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Dog-faced Puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus

The Blackspotted Puffer acts much like a dog and is a favorite! That face looks so sweet, that you may find yourself whistling for it to come…. and it just might!

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Dog-faced Puffer
Dog-faced Puffer
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Blackspotted Puffer, Dog-faced Puffer, Arothron nigropunctatus
Cowfish, Longhorn Cowfish, Long-horned Cowfish, Lactoria cornuta
Oldwife, Enoplosus armatus
Firefish, Fire Dartfish, Nemateleotris magnifica
Longnose Hawkfish
Longnose Hawkfish
Longnose Hawkfish, Oxycirrhites typus
Flame Hawkfish
Flame Hawkfish
Flame Hawkfish, Brilliant Red Hawkfish, Neocirrhites armatus
Falco Hawkfish
Falco Hawkfish
Falco Hawkfish, Dwarf Hawkfish, Cirrhitichthys falco
Neon Goby
Neon Goby
Neon Goby, Neon Blue Goby, Elacatinus oceanops
California Hydrocoral, Stylaster californicus in the ocean

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Beautiful filming of this pink beauty.

The California Hydrocoral is found in cool waters ranging from 42.8 to 55˚F (6 to 13˚C), which means a chiller is a must! The tank should be 100 gallons or more and at least a year old. This corals is difficult to almost impossible to keep alive long term due to the copious amounts of plankton it needs to live. This level of feeding pollutes closed systems. Some have tried skimmerless, algae-scrubbers, Jaubert or the Monaco systems with limited success. Best left in the wild.