Other Ceylon Puffer Names:
Ceylon Puffer, Ceylon Pufferfish, Green Puffer
Ceylon Puffer Scientific Name:
Ceylon Puffer Temperament:
Species Type: Asian Puffers
Ceylon Puffer Adult Size: 8 inches (cm)
Ceylon Puffer Life Expectancy: 15 years
Ceylon Puffer Habitat: Asian river estuaries
Ceylon Puffer Minimum Tank Size:
This fish will aggressivly nip at the fins of other species.
Ceylon Puffer Diet & Nutrition:
Carnivorous - needs shelled foods one day per week at the bare minimum. Snails, frozen krill and shell-on shrimp are all excellent.
Ceylon Puffer Description:
True ceylon puffers are fairly rare in the aquarium industry. Sometimes, fish called "ceylon puffers" are sold at aquarium stores, but these are often variants
the green spotted puffer. A ceylon puffer should have very large dark spots on the back along the spine tapering to smaller dots toward the belly region.
While ceylon puffers do have a greenish hue, they also have much more of a brown or gold tint than the green spotted puffer.
Tank Mate Compatibility:
Best for a species only tank.
Ceylon Puffer Breeding & Spawning:
Hard to accomplish and appears to be entirely independant of the caretaker of the tank. They breed, or don't, for no apparant reason.
Determining Ceylon Puffer Sex:
No known way to determine with visual inspection.
Ceylon Puffer Diseases:
None specific to species but if not fed a proper diet high in shelled foods then the beak may grow too long and make it impossible for the puffer to eat.
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