Tetraodon lineatus
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Tetraodon lineatus

Common Names: Fahaka Puffer
Globe Fish
Nile Puffer
Synonyms: Tetraodon fahaka
Tetraodon lineatus lineatus
Tetrodon strigosus
Family: Tetraodontidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Africa; Nile River and tributaries, Africa.
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Extremely aggressive at times. Should only be kept with other fish and a very large tank and even then at your own risk.
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: Feed small live fish and shrimp. A large tank is required. The Nile Puffer is a freshwater puffer, but soft water is not recommended. Hiding places among caves should be constructed.
6.8 - 7.2
24°C - 27°C
75°F - 81°F
8 dH - 15 dH
Potential Size: Male: 45cm (17.7")
Female: 45cm (17.7")
Water Region: Middle, Bottom; Middle-Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: Not possible to determine.
Breeding: Breeds at depths of more than 15 metres, which is not possible to simulate with a home aquarium.
Comments: Due to size attained and aggressiveness, the Nile Puffer is extremely rare in the hobby. A smaller sub-species, T. fahaka rudolfianus exists which grows to 8cm.
Main Colours:
Markings: Not Specified
Mouth: Not Specified
Tail: Not Specified
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Submitted By: Adam
Contributors: johnnylaw1984
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