Above: In this picture is a nice Premium Freshwater Figure Eight Puffer, swimming in one of our aquariums, when one of our crew members took this picture.
Comments: These are premium quality Puffers that you rarely see in live fish stores.
Premium Puffers like these are more hardy and more colorful than Puffers from other sources.
Origin: This Pufferfish lived in Cambodia, Malaysia, or Indonesia in freshwater streams and rivers or occasionally in saltwater, where it was caught by skillful fish collectors and shipped to us.
Maximum Size: In aquariums, this Puffer often grows to be about 3" long, but they live many years and continue to grow slowly for their entire lives.
Behaviors: They can be aggressive toward other fish.
Compatibility: Some recommended tank mates include equally aggressive fish, or should usually be kept in a species only tank.
Small fish may be eaten by this Puffer, so be careful when selecting tankmates.
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Water Conditions: This Puffer can tolerate a wide range of water conditions.
Usually it lives in freshwater but occasionally in saltwater, so it can gradually adapt to either type of water.
Probably freshwater with a pH of about 7 and moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US seems to be OK, so it's probably best NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
Aquarium Size: These guys can do well living in a 20-gallon aquarium, but of course bigger is better.
Decor: These Puffers do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than 1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate the water.
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Live Plants are beautiful, improve the water quality, but most plants don't do well in water with salt, so we rarely see live plants in aquariums with plants.
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Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended.
A Penguin 200B in an aquarium with 20 to 30-gallons is OK.
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The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range.
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Life Span: This Puffer can live for several years, maybe many years with excellent care, including excellent water and premium fish foods.
Gender: It is very hard to distinguish males from females, only when trying to breed is it easier to determine.
The females may become plumper.
Breeding: There aren't any known cases of successfully breeding this Pufferfish species.
Popularity: This freshwater Pufferfish species is rather popular.
Names: This species name is Tetraodon biocellatus.
Variations: There are some variations in markings.
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