Tetraodon fluviatilis (Ceylon Puffer )

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Tetraodon fluviatilis (Ceylon Puffer )

Post by J-P » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:01 am

Tetraodon fluviatilis

Date: 16/08/06
Owner: PufferPedia Admin
Size: 7"

Common Name: Ceylon Puffer
Other Common Names: Green Puffer,Topaz Puffer
Family: Tetraodontidae
Distribution: S. & S.E. Asia: India, Bangladesh, Borneo, and Mynamar; Slow-moving rivers and estuaries
Water Parameters: High-end brackish to full marine. Temp: 24-28C (76-84F ) pH: 7.8-8.4
Personality/Temperament: Active and fairly aggressive - will nip at fins. Hunts for food.
Max. Size: 8 inches (20cm)
Estimated Lifespan: Likely at least 15 years
Sexual Dimorphism: Unknown: We currently cannot tell the genders apart by eye.
Diet: Hard shellfish; crustaceans and mollusks to prevent overgrowth of constantly growing beak. Feeding and Diet article
Care: Try to introduce T. fluviatilis to an aquarium with a salinity mathcing that of the store tank. Slowly raise the salinity to marine levels by a maximum of SG=0.002 / week. These are active, larger puffers that do best in 40 gallon or larger tanks.
Breeding: Unknown
Minimum Tank Size: 40 US Gallons (150 liters)
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