• Source: Copyright Ralf Britz

  • Source: Copyright Ralf Britz

  • Source: Copyright Ralf Britz

  • Source: Copyright Ralf Britz

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.

Family Group: Miscellaneous
Distribution Congo
Temperature 24-28C
Size 9 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5

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


Shop stock

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 View shop

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