Banded Puffer (Colomesus psittacus)
379 Litres (100 US G.)
25.4-30.5cm (10-12 ")
7.0 - 8.3
24 -26 °C (75.2-78.8°F)
This animal is available captive bred
- Banded Puffer, Parrot Puffer
Additional scientific names
- Tetrodon psittacus
Origin[edit | edit source]
- Found in the Western Atlantic from the Gulf of Paria to the Amazon River in Brazil.
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- It is not possible to visually sex this fish.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Is most often found alone or in groups of 2-3 of their own kind, never larger groups. A generally peaceful puffer.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Feeds mainly on molluscs.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed once or twice a day.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Needs a very large and matured tank.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- A generally peaceful puffer.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- Often confused with the closely related Amazon Puffer, which it arrives in mixed shipments of. The Amazon Puffer is pure freshwater, while the Banded Puffer is brackish. The Amazon Puffer has more irregular banding, while the Banded Puffer has more consistent banding. The most reliable way is that the Banded Puffer lacks the patch on the caudal peduncle the Amazon Puffer has.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )