Tetraodon lineatus (Fahaka puffer)

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Tetraodon lineatus (Fahaka puffer)

Post by J-P » Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:33 pm

Common Name: Fahaka puffer

Other Common Names: Nile puffer,Coral Butterfly,Lined Puffer

Family: Tetraodontidae

Distribution: Africa: Rivers of the Nile,Volta.Gambia,Geba and Senegal and Lake Turkana

Water Parameters: Temp: 23 - 26C (74 - 80F); pH:6.0 - 7.8

Personality/Temperament: Extremely aggressive, No tankmates tolerated.

Max. Size: 18 inches (43 cm) - Grows very fast, expect to grow an inch a month for their first year.

Estimated Lifespan: Not known.

Sexual Dimorphism: Not known.

Diet: Feeding and Diet article

Care: Pufferfish are extremly sensitive to nitrites and ammonia and should only be introduced into a fully cycled aquarium. Due to their messy eating habits, overfiltration is recommended.

Breeding: Breeding Fahakas

Minimum Tank Size: 120 US gallons (450 liters) - Ideally a tank with 24" or more turning room front to back

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