Tetraodon miurus Date: 16/08/06
Owner: PufferPedia Admin
Size: 14 items
Common Name: Congo Puffer
Distribution: Central Africa : Congo Basin
Water Parameters: Temp: 23 - 26C (74 - 80F); pH:6.0 - 7.8
Personality/Temperament: Piscivore. Very aggressive and usually attacks anything in sight.
Activity: Lurker - activity varies.
Max. Size: 6 inches (15 cm)
Estimated Lifespan: Not known
Sexual Dimorphism: None shown
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: 30 US gallons (115 liters)
Other Notes: These puffers come in avariety of colours; red, orange, brown, black, grey and marbled. They can spend most of their time buried, therefore a sand substrate is recommended for these puffers.