Red eye Puffer 2.5cm


Carinotetraodon lorteti

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Scientific Name Carinotetraodon chlupatyi, Monotreta tiranti, Tetraodon lorteti, T. somphongsi
Country of Origin Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam
Water Type Freshwater
Max Size 6cm
Temperature 24-28°C
pH 5.5-6.5

The Red Eyed Puffer is known from slow-flowing rivers and standing freshwater habitats. This is a similar-looking species to the Red Tailed Red Eyed Puffer (Carinotetraodon irrubesco) but it attains a slightly larger adult size, and is altogether a rather more belligerent and territorial fish. It can, however, be kept in pairs (one male, one female) provided that the aquarium is of a good size and is well-furnished with a large number of visual barriers in the form of rocky caves, driftwood, and areas of dense planting. These puffers are best kept in a species-only situation as they will behave aggressively towards other species, and despite their relatively diminutive size, will bite at the fins and bodies of other fish, inflicting serious damage. They are also aggressive towards their own kind, which is why it is best to keep these fish singly or as a compatible pair only. Red Eyed Puffers are capable of fairly dramatic colour change, depending on their surroundings or mood. Males and females can also look so different to one another, that in the past, they have been mistaken for totally different species. Efficient filtration and frequent partial water changes are a must for these puffers, but do ensure that water movement is gentle. Also known as the Red Bellied Puffer.

Terms and Conditions

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Shipping Policy

We ship our fish with DX, the only courier in the United Kingdom who are licensed to ship fish and other livestock by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.

We can guarantee next-day delivery for £30 between Monday and Thursday for orders placed before 1pm and for boxes up to 25kg.

We are able to ship on Friday for a Saturday arrival, but this service will cost £45.

Please note that we will not send a fish that day if overnight temperatures are due to be lower than 6 degrees Celsius.

Some of the fish we stock can be sexed and are sold in a pair of 1 male and 1 female. Please bear in mind, however, that we attempt to match them correctly to the best of our anatomic knowledge but there can be some mistakes, as it is not always guaranteed that the fish will be oppositely sexed.

All our fish are packed in double thickness bags for their safety and security.

The bags are then packed into a polystyrene box with a 40h heat pack and a cardboard outer.

After a shipping date is agreed upon, it is the responsibility of the buyer to be at home when the package arrives.

Once the fish arrive it is your responsibility to acclimatise and then quarantine them using the dripping method. All fish leave our care in good health.

International Shipping

On account of stringent regulations and certificates surrounding the shipping of live fish reintroduced following the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) in 2016, Aquarium-Fish Ltd are no longer able to ship to the EU.

However, we are able to ship anywhere else in the world. Please get in touch if you reside outside the UK and are interested in making a purchase to discuss shipping costs and times.



Dead on Arrival (DOA)

Policy In the unfortunate but unlikely event of your livestock arriving dead we offer a fairly standard common-sense DOA policy, standard for the tropical fishkeeping hobby.

In the event that a fish is DOA, you should contact us within 2 hours of arrival. Failure to meet this timeline will void the warranty with no exceptions.

When contacting us following a DOA, please ensure you send us a video and 3 photos of the fish in the unopened sealed bag it was originally packaged in.

Please take the time to ensure that you send us clear photos. Following a DOA, we will apply the credit of the fish (Excluding shipping) towards a future purchase.

If you pay the shipping again then we can discuss sending you a replacement, or hold the total credit for a future purchase.

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