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South American Puffer Amazon Puffer Colomesus asellus

Category: Pufferfish

Size: 3-4cm

Price: £17.95 each

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Stock: 18 in stock



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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: 3-4cm

Colomesus asellus (South American Puffer, Amazon Puffer)

A small, active species marked with alternating green and black bands on the back and sides and with a creamy white underside. There is a dark patch encircling the base of the tail. Compared with other puffers the face is quite flat.


Fish information (behaviour and breeding):

An extremely active pufferfish that swims constantly around the aquarium looking for food. It is most happy (and least likely to bother its tankmates) when kept in small groups in a thickly planted or otherwise decorated aquarium. It needs a strong water current and plenty of oxygen.

Unlike most other pufferfish, this species is sometimes recommended as a community fish. This is true to a certain extent. It will ignore (or is unable to catch) fast moving tetras, hatchetfish, glassfish, halfbeaks, and other fish able to get out of the way. Slow fish, such as platies, angelfish, gobies, and gouramis may well be fin-nipped. Nocturnal catfish are generally ignored, but Corydoras may be nipped.

This species has not been bred in captivity.


Fish Details:

Further fish details are shown below:

Distribution Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana
Temperature 23-28°C
Size Said to grow to 15 cm in the wild; captive specimens typically half that size
Water Parameters Soft to moderately hard water; no salt required
Water PH 6.0-7.5