Monotrete Palembangensis Date: 16/08/06
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Common Name: Palembang Puffer
Other Common Names: Humpback Puffer, Dragon Puffer, Black River Puffer
Distribution: Thailand, Indo-China, Malaysia, Borneo
Water Parameters: Temp: 23 - 26C (74 - 80F); pH:7,5 - 8,5.
Personality/Temperament: Semi lurking piscivore. Not overly agressive. Some success housing them with their own or T. suvatti.
Activity: Normal activity is immobility. The fish either lies motionless in hiding, on the substrate, or hangs amongst plants. Any motion tends to be in relation with feeding. The Palembang appreciates a complex enviroment with plants and caves.
Max. Size: 8 inches (21 cm)
Estimated Lifespan: Not known.
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: Cave-breeding & substrate spawner. Brood care performed by the male.
Minimum Tank Size: 40 US gallons (150 liters)