Green Spot puffer
Alternative Name(s):
Scientific Name(s): Tetraodon nigroviridis
Category: Tropical
Maximum Size: 15cms
Minimum Tank Volume: 110 litres
Minimum Tank Size: 48"
Water Temperature Range: 24-28°C
Water pH Range: 7.5-8.5
Water Hardness Range: 10-20 dGH

General Information: Fanstastic fish with genuine character, often refered to as 'dog like' in their responsiveness to humans. THESE ARE A BRACKISH WATER SPECIES.
Tank Requirements: Well planted tank with tough leaved plants, roots, sandy substrate, diffused light and some open swimming space.
Diet Requirements: Carnivorous. Cockles, shrimp, crab legs, prawns, snails, bloodworm - will bascially try anything that looks vaguely like food. Needs food with shell on to keep teeth in order.
Compatibility: Poor, one per tank and other tankmates need to be robust species such as Archer Fish and Scats. Groups can be kept with caution provided a very spacious tank is used and a group of four or more are grown together from a young age.
Common Problems: The beak - this toothy 'jaw' will continuously grow and needs hard crunchy food to be regulary added to their diet to grind it down. If this is not done fish can become unable to feed.
Similar Species: Figure of Eight Puffer, Coloemsus Puffer.
Sexing: Very difficult
Breeding: Not known
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