Figure eight puffer - Tetraodon biocellatus
Scientific name: Tetraodon biocellatus
Common name: Figure eight puffer
Usual size in fish tanks: 6 - 9 cm (2.36 - 3.54 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 8
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 7 - 16°N (125 - 285.71ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 22 - 27 °C (71.6 - 80.6°F)
The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning
Where the species comes from: South Asia
Temperament to its own species: peaceful
Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive to smaller
Usual place in the tank: Middle levels
Diet: Tetraodon biocellatus should be fed by meaty food, because it is a carnivorous. Only occasionally it will eat some plants. Figure of eight puffer will also eat fins and scales of other fish.
Breeding: Figure eight puffers lay eggs on the leaves and the male guards them.
Sexing: There are no visible differences between males and females.
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