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Poisson-globe chiffre 8

Poisson-globe chiffre 8

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The Figure 8 Pufferfish, or Tetraodon biocellatus, is a fascinating species of pufferfish native to Southeast Asia, specifically the fresh and brackish waters of the coastal regions of Indonesia and Malaysia. With its unique appearance and interesting behavior, the Figure 8 pufferfish has become popular among aquarists.

To ensure the optimal well-being of Figure 8 pufferfish in an aquarium, it is essential to have its natural environment. These fish prefer slightly salty to brackish water, which means a mixture of freshwater and saltwater is necessary. A brine-specific salinity level of approximately 1.005 to 1.010 is recommended for adults. Water temperature should be maintained between 24°C and 28°C to replicate the tropical conditions of their natural habitat.

In terms of behavior, Figure 8 pufferfish are known for their curious and territorial personality. They can be aggressive towards conspecifics and other species, so it is best to keep them alone or with companions who can resist their temperament. Hiding places and retreat areas in the aquarium are important to help them feel safe.

When it comes to diet, Figure 8 pufferfish are voracious carnivores that feed primarily on molluscs, crustaceans, worms, and insects in the wild. In captivity, they can be fed a variety of frozen and live prey, as well as commercial foods specially formulated for pufferfish.

It's also important to note that Figure 8 pufferfish have toothed beaks that are constantly growing, so they need hard materials to chew on, such as mollusc shells or rocks, to help them wear down their teeth naturally.

In summary, the Figure 8 Pufferfish is a captivating species that requires specific care to thrive in captivity. With proper attention to the aquarium environment, diet and behavior, these fish can be fascinating additions to any brackish water aquarium.
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