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Tetraodon schoutedeni (Spotted Congo Puffer, African Leopard Puffer)
Can be confused with the green spotted puffer, Tetraodon nigroviridis, this species is rather rare in the hobby. It has greenish-brown back and a pale yellow to cream coloured belly, with darker spots on the back and flanks and the edges of the belly. The eye is usually red. Unlike the green spotted puffer, this species comes from Africa and lives in fresh water.
Fish information (behaviour and breeding):
Fairly peaceful, and while it may skirmish with its own kind and other pufferfish, generally ignores robust tankmates such as cichlids and catfish.
This fish is a carnivore, feeding on mollusks, worms, and frozen foods.
|Water Parameters||Adaptable, but avoid extremes|
Useful sources of information:
To find out more about these fascinating fish the best resource currently available is the Aqualog publication, The Puffers of Fresh and Brackish Waters. To buy a copy of this book click here
The latest shops to have this fish stocked in-store are listed below. Click on a shop name for full shop details, or click the link below the shops to view ALL shops that stock this fish.
|Maidenhead Aquatics@ St Albans||Hertfordshire||AL2 1DL|
Other fish added to TFF recently:
Other fish added to TFF/TF2YD recently can be viewed below.
|Scientific Name||Common Name|
|Moenkhausia copei||Tetra Copei|
|Datnioides pulcher||Siamese Tigerfish|
|Schistura denisonii||Denison's Loach|
|Melanotaenia sp. Sungguer||Sungguer Rainbowfish|
|Argonectes longiceps||False Hemiodus|