Ceylon Puffer

Other Ceylon Puffer Names: Ceylon Puffer, Ceylon Pufferfish, Green Puffer

Ceylon Puffer Scientific Name: Tetraodon fluviatilis

Ceylon Puffer (Tetraodon fluviatilis))

Temperature Range: 74°F-82°F
pH Range: 7.6-9
Hardness Range: 5-15°

Family: Tetraodontidae

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: 55 gallons

Ceylon Puffer Temperament: 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.

Aquarium Region: All over

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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