Red Eye Puffer (Carinotetraodon lorteti)


A smaller puffer species found throughout Southeast Asia, the Red Eye Puffer is a peaceful, pure freshwater puffer often found in soft, acidic streams . Among the more peaceful species of puffer, they can be maintained in groups in a sufficiently large aquarium as long as ample cover is provided.


Red Eye Puffer (Carinotetraodon lorteti)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet: Predator
Adult Size: 3″
Recommended Tank Size: 20 gallons
Compatibility: One of the more peaceful species of puffers, but may still nip fins of tankmates

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm