Carinotetraodon travancoricus
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Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Common Names: Dwarf Puffer
Malabar Puffer
Pea Puffer
Synonyms: Monotreta travancoricus
Tetraodon travancoricus
Family: Tetraodontidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Asia; India.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; This species, although small, is agressive and an avid fin-nipper.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: This species is a full freshwater fish and will not be as healthy in brackish waters. It will readily eat brine shrimp, small snails, and frozen and live blood worms, mosquito larvae, and small tubifex worms. All puffers should be fed shelled food once a week to keep the growth of their teeth under control.
7 - 8.5
22°C - 28°C
72°F - 82°F
Potential Size: Male: 3.5cm (1.4")
Female: 3.5cm (1.4")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Males have a brown stripe on their abdomen. Females have a rounder body shape.
Breeding: Raise temperature to 30 degrees, add some thin leaved plants, and hope.
Comments: This species prefers slow moving waters and does not require a large tank. It should not be kept with any species with long flowing fins such as bettas or male guppies. Does best in a heavily planted and decorated species tank. If keeping more than one, they do best with at least two females per male.
Main Colours: Yellow, Black, White
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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