Tetraodon mbu (Mbu Puffer)

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Tetraodon mbu (Mbu Puffer)

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Tetraodon mbu Date: 16/08/06
Owner: PufferPedia Admin
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Common Name: Mbu Puffer

Other Common Names: Giant Puffer, Gold Ringed Puffer

Family: Tetraodontidae

Distribution: Africa : Congo Basin, Lake Tanganyika

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

Personality/Temperament: Differ from puffer to puffer, from timid to very aggressive.

Activity: Hunter - fairly active

Max. Size: 26 inches (67 cm)

Estimated Lifespan: Not known

Sexual Dimorphism: None shown

Diet: Feeding and Diet article

Care: Pufferfish are extremely sensitive to nitrites and ammonia and should only be introduced into a fully cycled aquarium. Due to the mbu's messy eating habits and enormous size, overfiltration is recommended.

Breeding: Awaiting information

Minimum Tank Size: 1000 US gallons (4000 liters)

Other Notes: This puffer more than any is a sociable creature that quickly bonds with its owner. Their temperament differs greatly from timid to aggressive.These are extremely big fish and should only be kept with an adequate sized tank and filtration.

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