Hairy Puffer (Tetraodon baileyi)
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132 Litres (35 US G.)
12-15 cm (4.7-5.9")
6.0 - 7.8
23 -26 °C (73.4-78.8°F)
- Hairy Puffer
Additional scientific names
- Monotrete baileyi, Tetraodon baileyi
Sexing[edit | edit source]
- Has not been determined. There's been speculated that the degree of cirri (hairiness) is a help of determining the sex, but there is no real evidence this is correct.
Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]
- Best kept in species tanks with no other fish. Will eat fish and attack any invertebrates. May leave top-dwelling fast-swimming fish alone, but risky.
Diet[edit | edit source]
- Feed mussels, earthworms, shrimp, bloodworms, crayfish, snails. Live food and frozen food should be accepted.
Feeding regime[edit | edit source]
- Feed when it's belly is flat again. When young feed daily, when mature feed every 2/3 days.
Environment specifics[edit | edit source]
- Appreciates a Sandy substrate With lots of hiding places. Sensitive to water quality issues, regular water changes are a must. Only keep in a fully cycled tank, ammonia and nitrite should be 0. They are messy eaters, over filtration is highly recommended.
Behaviour[edit | edit source]
- An inactive lurker though very aggressive. This species will be hiding for most of the day. Most activity is seen around feeding time.
Identification[edit | edit source]
- A dark brown Puffer with a lighter (sometimes orange) pattern. Has some of cirri (hairs) around the snout.
Pictures[edit | edit source]
Videos[edit | edit source]
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- Fishbase (Mirrors: )