Tetraodon biocellatus
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Tetraodon biocellatus

Common Names: Eye Spot Puffer
Figure Eight Puffer
Synonyms: Chelonodon biocellatus
Family: Tetraodontidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Asia; Indonesia, Indochina, and Malaysia.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Semi-aggressive, although peaceful for a puffer.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed ghost shrimp, snails, bloodworms, mosquito larvae, and tubifex worms. Juveniles will eat brine shrimp. All puffers should be fed shelled food once a week to keep the growth of their teeth under control. This fish does not require as hard or alkaline water as other puffers.
6.5 - 7.5
22°C - 26°C
72°F - 79°F
5 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 8cm (3.1")
Female: 8cm (3.1")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: No sexual dimorphism.
Breeding: Hard to accomplish and appears to be entirely independant of the caretaker of the tank. They breed, or don't, for no apparant reason.
Comments: As with most puffers, the Figure 8 will do much better in a species only tank as they are notorious fin nippers and can get rather aggressive. Figure 8 puffers have been known to live for at least eighteen years.
Main Colours: Yellow, Black, White
Markings: Spots Large
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Not Specified
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Contributors: Natalie
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