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Carinotetraodon travancoricus


Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Malabar Dwarf Yellow Puffer
巧克力娃娃
The dwarf pufferfish, also known as the Malabar pufferfish, pea pufferfish or pygmy pufferfish, Carinotetraodon travancoricus is a small, freshwater pufferfish endemic to the River Pamba in Kerala, Southwest India. Maximum size is 22 mm (less than one inch), making it one of the smallest pufferfish in the world. Although closely related to marine pufferfish, they are not found in brackish or salt water, and reports to the contrary are based on misidentification
Both sexes are primarily yellow with dark green to black iridescent patches on the flanks and dorsal surface, but as with other members of the genus, sexual dimorphism is apparent in mature fish, with males being more brightly coloured than females. Males can also have a dark stripe down the center of their pale belly and iridescent "eye wrinkle" patterns that females lack.
Often dwarf pufferfish are plant-spawners, laying eggs in plants, including java moss in aquariums. Eggs have been seen to hatch after five days at 27 °C (81 °F), with fry initially feeding on infusoria, brine shrimp when they're a week old, and finally regular-sized food when possible. Dwarf pufferfish have also been known to scatter their eggs on the substrate hidden within vegetation. The eggs are fertilized externally. They do not guard their eggs or fry. After the eggs hatch, take out the fry; it is not recommended that you keep the adults and the fry together. A small tank of about ten gallons is acceptable. Once the fry have matured some, you can keep them or sell them, but are not very popular

Dwarf pufferfish have become quite popular as aquarium fish thanks to their attractive colours, small size, and relative ease of maintenance. Like all pufferfish, they can be aggressive, especially towards creatures smaller than themselves, and it is commonly recommended to keep them in a dedicated "species only" tank. A female to male ratio of 2 to 1 is sometimes recommended to reduce aggression in captive fish.
Despite what the fish stores may indicate, flake fish food is not a recommended diet for Dwarf Puffers, and many fish will refuse to take this food. If you are persistent, you may be able to feed them dried worms, and they will eat live (and frozen) bloodworms with relish. Puffers are notoriously messy eaters, it is therefore important not to overfeed, and to employ a good filtration system.
They may also eat small shrimp, or can be kept with them, some individuals may or may not eat shrimp kept in the same tank. Red ramshorn snails, Live & froen bloodworms, brine shrimp, triops.

【形体特征】天蓝色的眼睛配上短短的身材和圆滚滚的肚子,活象一个太空人,身体颜色会随着情绪、光线变化而变化,一会深黄、一会淡黄,背上几块墨黑的斑纹随着体色变化形成一个鲜明的色彩组合,非常漂亮、可爱。最大体长约3cm
【饲养特点】肉食性,通常冷冻的或新鲜的血虫,蚯蚓小虾贝壳类螃蟹鱿鱼蜗牛等都是他们喜欢吃的大餐,切记不可一次喂的太多,否则便秘容易死亡。它们在喜欢缓慢和安静的环境,白天它们通常会躲起来,早上和傍晚出来游玩,特别活跃,而且可以饲养在纯淡水中,不像潜水艇鱼需要高浓度盐水。
【其它特点】产在印度西南方彭霞河的巧克力娃娃,对水质要求不高且适应力强,无怪乎喜爱的鱼迷如此的多,逐渐有取代八字娃娃或绿河豚的趋势。由于鱼商并未仔细的进鱼种区分,所以在进口中的巧克力娃娃里,也常常可以挑选出身上斑点为蓝色金属光泽的个体,以及带有细小黑点的品种。 巧克力娃娃鱼巧克力娃娃的除螺能力
它们可以说真是螺螺们天敌、克星!无论是小田螺、苹果螺,只要个体小点的都是巧克力娃娃喜欢吞食的。但它们喜欢啃咬其它鱼的尾巴和鱼鳍
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