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Stars & Stripes Puffer

BAD Fish

Scientific Name Arothron hispidus

Other Name(s) Stripebelly Pufferfish; Hispid Pufferfish

Care Level

Family

Stars & Stripes Puffer

BAD Fish
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Tan to greenish brown on upper body; mottled light tan/white below, often with dark bands on belly; white spots. To 19 inches. Attempts at captive breeding have been unsuccessful.