This photo was taken in Puako Bay, big island. Provided they are kept in a well-filtered, mature aquarium, these are lovely fish, and excellent oddballs for the aquarist with only limited space. This photo was taken in Honolua Bay, Maui. Select a tropical fish finder news category below to view specific news articles for each category: However, some scientists believe there are low-level toxins in the skin and organs.
Swainston Publishing pp. Many individuals will also take finely shredded frozen mussels. Records of the Western Australian Museum, Supplement I Accept Review settings. I tried combinations of these things with hard water, soft water, peat-filtered water, brackish water, and, thinking they might move downstream to the sea to spawn, even salt water. Coming to the hobby from a land that is steeped in ancient and exotic mystery, where even the locality names evoke the mystique of the old world, these diminutive blowfish take their name from the old Maharaja-ruled Indian principality that was known as Travancore.
Subsequent spawns have been much smaller. Once settled in, they will learn to recognise their keeper, and will be much easier to feed during the day. Males may have stronger overall colouration as well, particularly when spawning, but this is an unreliable indicator because there is so much variation in the colouration of these fish anyway. Relatively uncommon in patch reefs and coral slopes near sandy areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. According to these reports, males especially can be quite nasty toward their conspecifics. The tank was set up with a large stand of Cryptocoryne wendtii that had spread to take over most of the tank. I fed a mixed live food diet, and after accidentally discovering they also liked frozen bloodworms, I started adding those as well.
Housing and filtration. I never was able to integrate those three fish into my group, so eventually I passed them along to another hobbyist. Spawns have been reported by many hobbyists in both hard and soft water with a recorded pH both slightly above and slightly below neutral. Not available FishBase mirror site: Remove uneaten food quickly to avoid problems with water quality.