puffer) Tirant, 1885
Somphongsi(invalid), red-bellied puffer, Somophong's
Malaysia, India, Indochina.
|| 6.5 - 7.0
|| 75 - 82F (24
|| 3 - 10 dH
|| to 3 inches (8
|| Live food is
preferred. Juveniles sometimes feed on zooplankton.
Carinotetraodon lorteti occurs
in slow moving rivers and estuaries in Asia such as the Mekong river.
As its namesake indicates, it has a trademark red pigmentation to its eyes.
Males and females are often mistaken for different species, as they have
very different appearances. Red-eyed puffers are highly aggressive,
even with the opposite sex of their species. This temperament may
reduce during mating, but soon eventually resumes. The female scatters
a batch of roughly 350 eggs into the open water and neither male nor female
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