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Carinotetraodon travancoricus

Carinotetraodon travancoricus
Malabar Dwarf Yellow Puffer
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.

【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