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Figure of Eight Puffer

Figure of Eight Puffer

3-4cm Figure of Eight Puffer
Latin Name: Tetradon Biocellatus

Water quality: 22-26°C, pH 6.5-7.5. Salinity should be kept between 1.005-1.008 for optimum health.

Compatability: Can be kept into a community tank, but caution should be exercised when choosing tankmates, as it tends to nip the fins of slow-moving or long-finned fish. If keeping more than one keep 4 or more so that any aggression is dissipated between the group.

Diet: Relishes all kinds of shellfish, as well as worms and other live and frozen foods. It can be fed things such as crab legs, prawns etc. Frozen clams on halfshell are perfect for them.

Best kept in a heavily-planted setup with twisted roots and branches to provide additional cover, although soft-leaved plants may be chewed by the fish. Leave some open spaces inbetween for swimming.
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