Green Pufferfish Tropical Fish Information

Tetraodon nigroviridis
Green Pufferfish
Behaviour Active, aggressive
Typical size 14cm
Max size 15cm
Tank Area All
Min Tank Size 75cm
Max Number 1
Temp Min: 24℃ Max: 28℃
Feeding Pellets, dried foods, meaty foods; cockles, mussels, snails
pH Range 7-8.5
Hardness m,h,vh
Green Pufferfish Tetraodon nigroviridis
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Green Pufferfish (Tetraodon nigroviridis)

Green Pufferfish Tropical Fish Learn all about the Green Pufferfish's feeding habits and food types, its behaviour, its origins, its natural habitats, is it male or female, breeding advice and information, suitable tank mates, its sizing and growth range, minimum tank size, water PH and more. Use our fish community creator tool to plan your tank set up and ensure that the Green Pufferfish is the right fish for your aquarium.

When young the Green Puffer can be kept with others of its kind but as the fish ages it will become intolerant of other puffers and likely to attack them. Like many puffers, they are liable to take bites out of other fish on occasion, although this usually occurs in confusion whilst feeding rather than deliberate attacks. The Green Puffer can be kept with other fish in a community, but its tankmates should be of a similar size and a robust nature such as larger barbs, or peaceful cichlids. Some salt should be added to the aquarium water. Not a beginners fish.

This fish is excluded from the Compatibility Checker as it is unsuitable for community aquariums or may require expert care.

Green Pufferfish Facts

Family Tetraodontidae (Pufferfishes) | Synonyms Tetrodon nigroviridis, Tetraodon fluviatilis, T. potamophilus, T. simulans, Arothron simulans, Chelonodon nigroviridis | Other names Spotted Green Pufferfish, Spotted Puffer | Origin Asia; India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia | Breeding Substrate spawners, male will guard the young | Natural Water Conditions pH 8, medium to hard | Natural Habitat Fresh and Brackish water; streams, rivers, and floodplains

Green Pufferfish Help and Advice

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Please do check your water type for compatibility with your fish, which can be found on the Green Pufferfish information box above and your local water company providers website. Don't waste your money and endanger your fish!
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