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photo courtesy of J. Moss. Burying themselves in the sand is typical of
this species, for camouflage and the burst of speed for a kill strike of
This species has been difficult to keep in
aquaria. Many keepers mention that adaptation to a fish tank has been rough
at best. Puffing up with any motion in the room, lights turning off and
on etc. are some of the troublesome issues. Probably the most common species
of Takifugu sold for aquaria, the noticeable large neon orange ocellation
on the dorsal area is the best visual identification mark. Grow out size
is listed as 15 cm (about 6 inches).