TPF Author: Eileen Ridgeway AKA Yunachin

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XII. Takifugu ocellatus: The Mysterious Orange Saddleback Puffer

by Eileen Ridgeway and Marco Lichtenberger

The beautiful Takifugu ocellatus, otherwise known as the Orange saddleback puffer is a captivating fish. The one mystery that has always surrounded this beautiful puffer is how to lengthen its lifespan in captivity.  Not much literature is available on the aquarium care of this species, and those surviving more than a few months in aquariums are scarce. I (Eileen) stumbled upon a revelation though, thanks to a little store Fugu that I brought home with me over 2 years ago. (» Click here to read the rest of this article…)