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Eyespot Pufferfish

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Eyespot Pufferfish (Tetraodon biocellatus)

Description:

The Eyespot Pufferfish, Tetraodon biocellatus, also known as the Figure 8 Puffer, is a small, freshwater species renowned for its unique appearance and engaging personality. Native to Southeast Asia, it features distinctive "eye spot" markings and a variety of patterns that make it a captivating addition to any aquarium. Ideal for moderately experienced aquarists, this pufferfish requires specific care to thrive in a home aquarium setting.

Features:

  • Striking appearance with brown to greenish body, adorned with dark spots and lines, and highlighted by two distinctive eye spots on the dorsal fin
  • Relatively small size, reaching up to 3 inches in length
  • Known for its intelligence and curious nature, often interacting with its environment and observers
  • Exhibits interesting behaviors, including the ability to "puff up" as a defense mechanism

Care Instructions:

  • Tank Size: Minimum 15 gallons for a single specimen, with larger tanks required for multiple individuals to prevent territorial aggression
  • Water Parameters: pH 7.0-8.0, with a specific gravity of 1.005-1.008 for brackish water conditions
  • Temperature: 24-28°C (75-82°F)
  • Diet: Carnivorous, requiring a varied diet of snails, crustaceans, and frozen or live foods to maintain health and beak growth
  • Compatibility: Can be kept with other species that thrive in similar brackish conditions, but caution is advised due to potential aggression; best kept with species of similar size and temperament