In this picture is a nice premium quality
Freshwater Congo Miurus Pufferfish,
swimming in one
of our aquariums, looking to bite down on some food, when one of our us
snapped this picture
These are Puffers that you
rarely see in live fish stores or in online fish stores.
Premium Puffers like these are hardier and more colorful than
Puffers from other sources.
Puffer species lived in the Congo River Basin
Africa, where it was caught by skillful collectors
and shipped to us.
Puffer can grow to be about 6" long,
including its tail.
They are usually
aggressive toward other fish.
None. This Puffer should usually be kept alone in an aquarium of its own
without other fish.
Puffer can live pretty well from about
75 to 80 degrees F.
, but they're probably most comfortable at
about 78 degrees
here to learn about aquarium temperature, aquarium thermometers, and
this species does best when fed a diet of shellfish, snails, and crabs.
Congo Puffers have teeth that constantly grow and need to be worn down,
while chewing on shells.
Some Congo Puffers will eat Premium Fish Food Pellets.
here to learn more about and shop online for premium fish foods.
Puffer can tolerate a wide range of water conditions.
Probably a pH of about 7 with moderate hardness is best.
Most water in the US is different but seems to be OK, so it's probably best
NOT to adjust the pH or the hardness of the water.
This is a true freshwater Puffer that does not need any aquarium salt added
to its water.
Here in our facilities the water is hard and the pH is usually about 7.8.
We ship them in this water.
These guys can do well living in a
when they're small and under 3" long, but they'll eventually need a much
Puffers do not need gravel, and a layer of gravel more than
1/4" thick will usually fill with bits of uneaten food that will contaminate
here for more about aquarium gravel.
Live Plants are beautiful and improve the water
this Pufferfish may nibble on live plants or bite
on plants searching for bits of food.
here for more about aquarium plants.
are highly recommended.
A Penguin 350B Filter in an aquarium with 30-gallons
is OK to start with a smallish
Eventually one Congo Puffer will need a larger aquarium with as
many Penguin 350B Filters as will fit across the back of the aquarium.
here to learn more about aquarium filters.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates
in the ideal range. Click
here to learn more about using Lava Rocks in aquariums.
Puffer can live for several years,
maybe many years with excellent care, including a large aquarium with excellent
water and shellfish as food.
It is very difficult to distinguish males from females.
This Puffer has on rare occasion been spawned in very large aquariums, but
This freshwater Puffer is rather popular in spite of being very aggressive
to other fish.
This species scientific name is
We do not know of any variations, but this Puffer occurs across a very large
region, and so we expect their may be variations.
here for more information about Freshwater Puffers.
We hope you've enjoyed reading these comments.
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