Figure Eight Puffer - Tetraodon biocellatus
Species name: Tetraodon biocellatus
Synonym: Chelonodon biocellatus, Tetraodon steindachneri
Common Names: Eye Spot Puffer, Figure Eight Puffer
Max. size: 8 cm / 3 inches
Origin: Asia. Indochina, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Company: Best kept alone.
Water parameters: pH 6.5-7.5, temperature 22 - 26°C / 72 - 79° F
Aquarium setup: Tetraodon biocellatus (Green pufferfish) requires a large aquarium. Best kept alone or with other Tetraodon biocellatus (Green pufferfish). If more then one is kept in an aquarium make sure there are a lot of hiding places among plants and rots. The fish should not be able to se each other at all time. Good circulation and regular water changes (up to 50% a week) are required since they are messy eaters. They are sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Not a brackish water species in contrary to popular belief.
Feeding: Very predatory. Best kept on a diet consisting of Krill shrimp, crayfish, crab and the occasional feeder fish. Feeder fish should not be their main food source.
Breeding: Have been breed in aquariums.
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