Tetraodon miurus (Congo Puffer)

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Tetraodon miurus (Congo Puffer)

Postby J-P on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:27 am

Tetraodon miurus Date: 16/08/06
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Common Name: Congo Puffer

Family: Tetraodontidae

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.

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