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Carinotetraodon irrubesco
Red-tailed puffer, Red-eyed pufferfish
Tan, 1999

Carinotetraodon irrubesco - Red-tailed puffer, Red-eyed pufferfish - A female red-eye / red-tail pufferfish
A female red-eye / red-tail pufferfish
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(Other members of the genus Carinotetraodon)

ADULT SIZE: 5 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Carinotetraodon irrubesco predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Borneo, Indonesia

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AQUARIUM CARE: The red-tailed or red-eyed puffer fish is a freshwater species from the island of Sumatra, that is probably best kept in a species tank. Individuals may be peaceful, yet can also be very aggressive, attacking tank mates. They are generally nocturnal feeders, coming out when the lights go off. Consider feeding at this time. Like all puffers, they like meaty shellfish, shrimps, mussel, etc, preferably with some hard shelled content such as live snails.

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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Low light plants Java moss, Java fern, and several of the Anubias species all do fine in low-light conditions. That is not to say that they do not thrive with stronger lighting, but in an aquarium with a lot of floating plants, or one with timid fish that prefer a dimmer tank, these plants are very useful indeed. All are epiphytes; that is to say they need not be planted, and can be attached to stones, bogwood or just left free floating


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