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Figure 8 Puffer
(Tetraodon biocellatus)
Figure 8 Puffer
Please Note: Due to variations within species, your item may not look identical to the image provided. Approximate size range may also vary between individual specimen.
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Quick Stats

Care Level Moderate
Temperament Aggressive
Color Form Green, Tan, White, Yellow
Diet Carnivore
Water Conditions 75-82° F, KH 8-15, pH 7.0-8.0
Max. Size 3"
Origin Asia
Family Tetraodontidae
Minimum Tank Size 30 gallons
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The Figure 8 Puffer is dark brown to green on the back with a white underside. These fish have many yellow lines and spots covering the backside of the fish, giving it an interesting look. Also there are a few black spots that are outlined in yellow on the tail, body and nose.

The ideal aquarium will have brackish water with many plants (either real or plastic), rocks with plenty of hiding places, and a sandy bottom composed of an aragonite-based sand. The Figure 8 Puffer can be aggressive to members of its own species, so care should be taken when housed together.

Spawning occurs in brackish water. The eggs will be laid on the bottom, either on the substrate or on a flat rock. After the eggs are fertilized, the male will stay behind to guard them for approximately 7 days until the fry become waterborne.

The Figure 8 Puffer should be fed crustacean foods such as brine shrimp, krill, mollusks, and earthworms.

Approximate Purchase Size: 3/4" to 1 1/4"

Customer Testimonials

Jacquelyn Briggs Windham , ME
I've had my "puffy" for a few weeks now. He's the one of the cutest most personable fish I've owned. His favorite snack is live snails.
Brett Saginaw , MI
I agree. I have had mine for 2 years now. He is very smart. And you are right! He loves the snail in our tank also. I think that this is the smartest fish... I have two Parrots also... Love them.
J D Moorhead , MN
I feel like everyone should experience what it's like to own one of these amazing creatures! Definitely the more docile and easier puffers to take care of. The fact it only gets about 3 inches makes it easy to keep without having a huge setup. I literally had tears in my eyes when I unboxed my cute little guy because it was SO ADORABLE. It is easily my favorite fish of all time!
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