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Carinotetraodon travancoricus


Family: Tetraodontidae
Genus & Species: Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Common Name: Dwarf Puffer, Malabar Puffer
Size: 1 (2.5 cm)
Habitat: Asia: Kerala, Malabar, India.
Min Tank Size: 5 gallons.
Diet: Blackworms, Mollusks (small snails), Crustaceans (small shrimp)
Behavior: Territorial, nippy.
Water: Freshwater, pH 7.5-8.3, temperature range, 72-82°F (22-28°C), hardness 5 - 15dH
Care: High water quality, densely planted best.
Communities: No. May co-exist with Otocinclus sp. In densely planted tanks. Best as harem with one male to 2-3 females.
Suitability: Intermediate

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