Monotrete suvattii (Arrowhead Puffer )

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Monotrete suvattii (Arrowhead Puffer )

Post by J-P » Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:14 am

Monotrete suvattii Date: 16/08/06
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Common Name: Arrowhead Puffer

Other Common Names: Pignose Puffer, Mekong Puffer

Family: Tetraodontidae

Distribution: Mekong river basin

Water Parameters: Temp: 23 - 26C (74 - 80F); pH:6.0 - 7.8

Personality/Temperament: Piscivore. Low degree of intraspecific aggression, however will attack other puffers and fish.

Activity: Lurker, Not very active.

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: Click here to watch T. suvattii mating ---- Click here to see a thread containing T. suvatti fry

Minimum Tank Size: 30 US gallons (115 liters)

Other Notes: The arrowhead puffer gets its name from the distinctive 'arrow' marking on its head. These puffers do bury themselves although not as often as the T.miurus. Sand substrate is recommended but fine gravel is ok.

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