Scientific Name: Canthigaster solandri
Approximate Arrival Size: Small: .75" to 1"; Medium: 1.25" to 1.75"; Large: 2" to 2.75"; X-Large: 3" to 3.75"
Approximate Full Size: 4 inches
Native Region: Indo-Pacific
Blue Spot Puffer, Canthigaster solandri, is also know as the Blue Spotted Sharpnose. Its brown body is covered with brilliant blue dots. The tail fin varies from specimen to specimen covering shades of deep gold to orange. Just as personable as some of the larger Puffers, it grows to a maximum size of around 4 inches. This Indo-Pacific native can sometimes be found as far east as the Hawaiian Islands. The Blue Spot Puffer feeds largely on red algae, green algae, and coralline algae. Because of its penchant for coralline algae, the flesh of Stony Corals, and crustaceans, it is definitely not recommended for the reef aquarium. This is a fairly hardy species that requires vegetable matter as well as meaty foods including krill, clam, and carnivore preparations.