Green Puffer - Tetraodon fluviatilis
Species name: Tetraodon fluviatilis
Synonym: Arothron dorsovittatus, Chelonodon fluviatilis, Dichotomycterus rangoonensis, Tetrodon fluviatilis
Common Names: Green pufferfish, Ceylon Puffer
Max. size: 20 cm / 8 inches
Environment: Brackish water
Origin: Asia. India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Borneo.
Company: Best kept alone.
Water parameters: pH 8.0-9.0, temperature 24 - 28°C / 75 - 82° F
Aquarium setup: Tetraodon fluviatilis (Green pufferfish) requires a large aquarium. Best kept alone or with other Tetraodon fluviatilis (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. Tetraodon fluviatilis (Green pufferfish) are sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Should be kept in brackish water.
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. This species eat plants and requires some vegetables in their diet.
Breeding: Have been breed in aquariums.
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