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Tetraodon nigrifilis(Topaz Puffer)

This species is more properly called Tetraodon nigroviridis. Easily confused with T. fluvialitis, this species is a brighter green and the spots on the back are smaller.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

These fish are sometimes tolerant and successfully kept in community tanks, but many specimens are aggressive and territorial, and a few become confirmed fin-nippers.

Because these fish have continually growing teeth, they need large amounts of hard-shelled food, such as shrimps, snails, and clams. They will also eat krill, bloodworms, chopped mussels, and other meaty foods.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution South East Asia
Temperature 24-26 C
Size 15 cm
Water Parameters Requires brackish to marine conditions
Water PH 7.5-7.8

Useful sources of information:

To find out more about these fascinating fish the best resource currently available is the Aqualog publication, The Puffers of Fresh and Brackish Waters. To buy a copy of this book click here


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