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Humpback Puffer True Palembang Puffer Tetraodon palembangensis

Category: Pufferfish

Size: 10-11cm

Price: £79.95 each

Discount: No discounts available

Stock: Temporarily out of stock

Diet: Special Needs

Schooling Fish: No

Care Level: Difficult

Sociability: Aggressive

Water Chemistry: Adaptable

One Only!

Beware - this is an aggressive, solitary species.

Further details:

Further information can be found below:

Fish type: tropical
Male or Female Cannot be sexed
Water conditions: These fish are currently kept in water Ph 7.0 and Neutral
Breeding: TBC
Volume Discount: No discounts available
Size: 10-11cm

Pao palembangensis (Humpback Puffer, True Palembang Pufferfish)

A fairly large pufferfish with a distinctive crooked back. Overall colour is mottled brown, paler below, and with a red eye.

For many years, the name Tetraodon palembangensis was used to describe the figure-8 puffer. Many aquarium books still contain this error. The "true" Tetraodon palembangensis is a freshwater fish, not a brackish water one, and looks completely different.

Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

Fairly aggressive and territorial, this fish is best kept alone, though some aquarists have succeeding in keeping armoured catfish alongside them.

Has been bred in home aquaria. The male guards the eggs.

Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Laos, Thailand, and Indonesia
Temperature 24-28C
Size 20 cm
Water Parameters Adaptable, but avoid extremes
Water PH 6.5-7.5