Figure Eight Puffer

Other Figure Eight Puffer Names: Figure Eight Puffer, Figure 8 Puffer

Figure Eight Puffer Scientific Name: Tetraodon biocellatus

Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus))

Temperature Range: 72°F-80°F
pH Range: 6.8-7.6
Hardness Range: 4-15°

Family: Tetraodontidae

Species Type: Asian Puffers

Figure Eight Puffer Adult Size: 3 inches (cm)

Figure Eight Puffer Life Expectancy: 6 years

Figure Eight Puffer Habitat: Asian Rivers

Figure Eight Puffer Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons

Figure Eight Puffer Temperament: Generally peaceful but may nip fins. Will eat invertibrates.

Figure Eight Puffer Diet & Nutrition: Carnivorous - prefers live foods with shells such as snails,

Figure Eight Puffer Description: The figure-eight puffer is found primarily in fresh water areas throughout its native range. In spite of this, the figure-eight puffer actually does best in mildly brackish water when kept in captivity. Figure-eight puffers are normally brownish on the dorsal side, and have irregular dark blotches that are edged in yellowish green. Two of these blotches that occur close together just before the dorsal fin make the shape of a figure-eight. The fins are rounded, and the belly is white. The rough shape of the figure-eight, which can be seen on most of these fish, is their namesake.

Tank Mate Compatibility: Other freshwater puffers.

Figure Eight Puffer Breeding & Spawning: Little is known about breeding Figure Eight Puffers.

Determining Figure Eight Puffer Sex: No known way to sex via appearance.

Aquarium Region: Middle or top of tank

Figure Eight Puffer Diseases: None specific to species

This Figure Eight Puffer profile has been viewed 48361 times.