• Name:

    Redeye Puffer

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  • Family: Tetraodontinae
  • Species: Puffer
  • Scientific Name: Carinotetraodon lorteti
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Also Know As:

| Somphongs puffer

General info about Redeye Puffer

These fish are called puffers because they are able to inflate their body with water or air on alarmed. Males are gray while females are gray with a mottled pattern. Both genders have a bright red eyes. They can reach up to 2 to 3 inches. To keep these fish in captivity, water temperature should range from 76°F to 82°F. The tank should have driftwood roots, plants and floating vegetation. They shouldn’t be kept in community aquariums since they are fin nippers, they are also aggressive towards their own but can be kept in a group as long as the aquarium is large enough. A 10 gallon tank is the minimum recommended for a single fish while a 15 gallon tank is the minimum recommended for a pair.

Redeye Puffer Diet & Nutrition

This species is carnivirous. It should be fed with live foods like shellfish, worms and Artemia. This species usually rejects any dried or frozen foods.

Determining Sex of Redeye Puffer

 Adults have a solid gray coloration while females have a mottled pattern.

Redeye Puffer Origin

This species is native to Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. It inhabits slow moving waters with dense vegetation.

Acclimating Redeye Puffer

The water in which these fish are packaged is different from the water in the tank, since these fish are extremely sensitive to water conditions the acclimation process is very important. This process should never be rushed. Aquarium lights should be off for at least the first 4 hours of the fish in the new tank and it should not be fed in the first 24h. There are two acclimation methods: Floating Method and the Drip Method.

Floating method -  the aquarium lights should be off and lights in the room should be dim, the bag in which the fish is should be placed in the surface of the water to float for about 15 minutes, this allows the water in the bag to adjust to the water in the tank. The bag should then be cut under the knot and the top edge of the bag should be rolled down one inch, then ¼ cup of the aquarium water should be added to the bag, this step should be repeated every 4 minutes until the bag is full, then half the water of the bag should be discarded and the bag should be put to float again and ¼ cup of the aquarium water should be added to the bag every 4 minutes until the bag is full. Afterwards, the Discus can be moved into the aquarium.

Drip method – the aquarium lights should be off and lights in the room should be dim, the bag in which the fish is should be placed in the surface of the water to float for about 15 minutes, this allows the water in the bag to adjust to the water in the tank. The bag contents should be poured into a 1 gallon bucket that has never been cleaned with any chemicals, the fish should be enterally submerged. A siphon, using airline tubing, should be set up and a drip line should run from the main aquarium to the bucket. Several loose knots should be tied in the airline tubing to regulate flow. Sucking the end of the airline tube that goes to the bucket will begin a siphon, the flow should be regulated to 2 to 4 drips per second. Once the water in the buckets doubles, half should be discarded and the process should be repeated until it doubles again. Afterwards, the fish can be moved to the aquarium.

Redeye Puffer are Venomous

Their flesh is toxic and can cause poisoning and even mortality.

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Redeye Puffer Puffer Tetraodontinae Carinotetraodon lorteti

These fish are called puffers because they are able to inflate their body with water or air on alarmed. Males are gray while females are gray with a mottled pattern. Both genders have a bright red eyes. They can reach up to 2 to 3 inches. To keep these fish in captivity, water temperature should range from 76°F to 82°F. The tank should have driftwood roots, plants and floating vegetation. They shouldn’t be kept in community aquariums since they are fin nippers, they are also aggressive towards their own but can be kept in a group as long as the aquarium is large enough. A 10 gallon tank is the minimum recommended for a single fish while a 15 gallon tank is the minimum recommended for a pair.

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