Bringing Freshwater Dwarf Pea Puffers To The Australian Aquarium Industry
BLACK TIGER DARIO – Nano Fish
$170 for 4 unsexed juveniles
Includes Express Post – Sent out on Mondays only.
Cannot send to TAS, NT or WA
ABOUT THE BLACK TIGER DARIO:
The Black Tiger Badis (Dario sp. “Myanmar”), is a nano-sized (3.5cm) fish indigenous to Northern Myanmar. This rare fish displays brilliant red, cream, and black vertical striping with black and blue head and highlights on the fins of mature males, which are more vibrantly colored than females. As the Black Tiger Badis reaches maturity, males will often display even more intense coloration, especially when competing for the attention of females.
The Black Tiger Badis is a micropredator requiring a diet of meaty foods. Live and frozen foods should be regularly offered. In nature, this fish eats various small worms, small crustaceans, insects and insect larvae. In the aquarium, cyclops, glassworms, enriched Artemia, and Daphnia will make an excellent staple diet. Bloodworms and Tubifex worms can be fed on occasion, but should fed these in moderation since they can lead to obesity problems with badis species.
The aquarium of the Black Tiger Badis should include plenty of plants, rockwork, and driftwood. Plenty of cover is necessary for this species and will ensure the most activity and least stress.
The Black Tiger Badis will thrive in a planted aquarium with relatively mild to moderate water flow and is generally peaceful with other species of fish. Though it is a micropredator, its small size makes it safe with virtually any fish or invertebrate that is too large to be considered prey. It can be housed with some invertebrates such as snails and larger shrimp, but it may eat the fry and juveniles of most Caridina and Neocaridina shrimp of any other small invertebrates that will fit in its mouth. The Black Tiger Badis is somewhat timid compared to more boisterous fish, so it is necessary to make sure that this badis is not outcompeted for food. It may hybridize with other Badis species, so care should be taken if keeping it with the Scarlet Badis (Dario dario).
Adorable baby freshwater pea puffers.
The Australian Pea Puffer Farm has recently purchased a large farm property and will be relocating our operation there, so we are halting all sales while we make this move. We hope to be back up and running by the end of June/early July.
Limit of 10 Baby Pea Puffers max per customer
Delivery MUST be to a Commercial Business Address only - There must be someone there to sign for delivery. No residential deliveries will be accepted.
If Picking Up - Payments for pick up orders will be required at time of ordering, no cash will be accepted at time of pick up. Message us to arrange pick ups.
The freshwater dwarf pea pufferfish (Carinotetraodon Travancoricus), also known as the Malabar pufferfish or pygmy pufferfish, is a small, freshwater pufferfish endemic to Kerala and southern Karnataka in Southwest India. The pea puffer is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and overharvesting for the aquarium trade, making captive bred pea puffers a better alternative.
Sexing of juveniles is impossible because these fish "choose" their sex as they mature. Once one pufferfish begins becoming a male, he excretes hormones to prevent the other puffers from becoming male. However, if two fish start to mature into males at the same time one will become the dominant male. There is also a dorsal crest, but it lacks special colouration when not erect.
The diet of dwarf pufferfish in the wild mainly consists of small animals such as Cladocera, Rotifers, Copepods and insects. In captivity the dwarf puffer will usually eat small snails such as ramshorn snails, bladder snails, and Malaysian trumpet snails (MTS) as well as some frozen foods like bloodworms, and brine shrimp, although they do prefer live foods likes white worms, mosquito larvae and live blackworms.
Since Freshwater Pea Puffers are social fish, they should be housed with other pea puffers, a minimum of 3 is preferred, with females outnumbering males 2:1. Their tank should be heavily planted to give the puffers places to hide and so the plants block the puffers from having continual line of sight of each other, this helps to keep aggression levels in the tank to a minimum.
Delivery for Pea Puffers MUST be sent to a COMMERCIAL BUSINESS address only. (This is the Freight Companies policy not ours)
Puffers will be shipped via Overnight Express Freight on Mondays and Tuesdays only. Tracking numbers will be provided so you can track your puffer delivery.
Pick ups are also available from Wodonga in North East Victoria
At this time - We cannot ship to WA, TAS or NT
For a D.O.A (Dead On Arrival) claim to be successful, you must provide an unboxing video and photos of dead fish still sealed in their bag, and contact us within 24hrs of receiving fish. Without these, we are sorry but your claim will not be approved. D.O.A Claims will also not be approved if you tried to get your delivery sent to a residential address.
Successful D.O.A claims will be granted in the form of Store Credit or Replacements.
If you are looking for advice, support or just want to share how fantastic Pea Puffers are, you can use this form to send us an email. We will be in touch just as soon as we can.
The pea puffer is classified as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List due to habitat loss and overharvesting for the aquarium trade. Overall, it has been estimated that the species declined by 30–40% from 2005 to 2015, and the numbers in the wild have continued to decline ever since.
The Pea Puffer Farm specialises in breeding freshwater dwarf pea puffer fish in North East Victoria, Australia. With our large scale breeding project, we are the very first puffer breeding farm in the world, bringing captive bred puffers to the aquarium industry, and doing our part to preserve the cutest of puffer fish.