Common Name: Abei Puffer
Other Common Names: Abe's puffer
Distribution: S.E. Asia; Mekong river basin
Water Parameters: Temp: 23 - 26C (74 - 80F); pH:6.0 - 7.8
Personality/Temperament: Very aggressive.
Activity: Hunter. Nocturnal and twilight activity mostly.
Max. Size: 4 inches (10.3 cm)
Estimated Lifespan: Awaiting information
Sexual Dimorphism: Not known.
Diet: Feeding and Diet article
Care: Pufferfish are extremly sensitive to nitrites and ammonia and should only be introduced into a fully cycled aquarium. Due to their messy eating habits, overfiltration is recommended.
Breeding: Awaiting information
Minimum Tank Size: 25 US gallons (95 liters)
Other Notes: A member of the "Target Group". This puffer is becoming more widely available in Europe.It is often confused with other puffers from the "Target Group" , especially T.cochinchinensis.
Links to Other Resources: Fishbase profile on Tetraodon Abei