Spotted Green Puffer - Tetraodon nigroviridis
Species name: Tetraodon nigroviridis
Synonym: Arothron simulans, Chelonodon nigroviridis, Tetraodon fluviatilis, Tetraodon potamophilus, Tetraodon simulans, Tetrodon simulans, Tetrodon nigroviridis
Common Names: Spotted Green Puffer
Max. size: 17 cm / 7 inches
Environment: Best kept in brackish water. Can be kept in freshwater but are than very sensetive.
Origin: Asia. Sri Lanka to Indonesia and north to China
Temperament: very aggressive.
Company: Best kept alone.
Water parameters: pH 7.5-8.5, temperature 24 - 28°C / 75 - 82° F
Aquarium setup: Tetraodon nigroviridis (Spotted Green Puffer) is best kept alone or with other Tetraodon nigroviridis (Spotted Green Puffer). 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 nigroviridis (Spotted Green Puffer) are sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. Often sold as brackish water species however this species should only be kept in freshwater.
Feeding: Very predatory. Can be trained to accept dead food. 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.They need to be fed snails / shells to prevent their teeth to grow to large.
Breeding: Have been breed in aquarium.
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