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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

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.

Have you bred Carinotetraodon irrubesco? Why not fill in a breeding questionaire?, or examine existing Carinotetraodon irrubesco breeding reports








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