Tank 8: 60gal Freshwater puffer tank
This tank is divided into three to house 3 different species of freshwater puffer.
|Tank Size (LxWxH) ||72x18x15" (183x46x38cm)|
|Volume ||60 imp gallons/72 US gallons/272 litres|
|Filtration ||Eheim Pro-II 2026 external canister.|
|Heating ||Heated room.|
|Lighting ||1 x 38W Interpet Beauty tube.|
|Substrate ||Thin layer of aquarium sand.|
|Decor ||Bogwood, live plants - mainly Vallis, Cryptocoryne and Java Fern on bogwood.|
|Background ||3-D effect rock/root picture background.|
|Water parameters ||Temp=26oC ; pH=6.8-7.2 ; GH=4 ; KH=3|
50% water change every week.
|Fish stock ||
Left compartment: Tetraodon barbatus (Thai puffer)|
Center compartment: Tetraodon baileyi (Bailey's puffer), male.
Right compartment: Pair of Carinotetraodon salivator (Zebra/Striped red-eye puffers)
A Bristlenose catfish (Ancistrus sp.) is also kept in each compartment as an algae eater. None of the puffers has shown
any aggression towards these catfish.
|Bailey's puffer||Thai Puffer||Zebra red-eye puffer,|
The removeable partitions in this tank are made from drilled plastic, so the whole tank shares one larger volume (which is therefore more stable),
but species can be kept separate to avoid any compatibility problems.
The external filter draws water from one side and returns it at the other, to make sure there is a flow of water through the partitions.
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