Bailey’s puffer - Tetraodon baileyi
Scientific name: Tetraodon baileyi
Common name: Bailey’s puffer
Usual size in fish tanks: 11 - 12 cm (4.33 - 4.72 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.7 - 7.4
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 20°N (71.43 - 357.14ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: East Asia
Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Food and feeding
Bailey’s puffers enjoy a diet of shellfish, earth worms, white worms, blood worms and brine shrimp. Feed the puffer with shelled fish and snails to keep the puffers teeth sharp and in trim.
Asia; Bailey’s puffers are found in Thailand and Laos.
It is believed that the males have more of the hairy growths than the females but this has yet to be proven.
Breeding Tetraodon baileyi has yet to be achieved in the aquarium.
The life span of Tetraodon baileyi is unknown in the aquarium.
This species of puffer is quite rare in the aquarium trade and the price of the fish will reflect this. Bailey’s puffer will change colour depending on what mood it’s in and uniquely doesn’t have any scales. Provide this fish with a sandy substrate and add some rocks for hiding places. Plants will be safe with this puffer.
Bought by aqua-fish.net from jjphoto.dk.