Category:Puffer Fish (Freshwater)

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The majority of Pufferfish live in marine conditions, but some are freshwater, a few preferring brackish. These Puffers belong to the family belong to the family Tetraodontidae. The fish below are those which are found in fresh and brackish water.

Puffers are the second most poisonous vertebrate in the world. The family contains at least 121 species of puffers in 19 genera. They are most diverse in the tropics and relatively uncommon in the temperate zone and completely absent from cold waters. They are typically small to medium in size, although a few species can reach lengths of 99.1cm (39").They are also famous for begging for food when they learn to recognise their owners.


To see their common names rather than latin names listed below, click here.


Common Name Species Name Image Difficulty Maximum Size Tank Size
Abei Puffer Tetraodon abei Tetraodon abei.jpg Moderate 4 in 25 gal
Amazon Puffer Colomesus asellus Colomesus asellus.jpg Moderate 3 in 20 gal
Bornean Red Eye Puffer Carinotetraodon borneensis No Image.png Moderate 5 cm 20 gal
Bronze Puffer Auriglobus modestus No Image.png Moderate 4 in 20 gal
Brown Puffer Tetraodon turgidus No Image.png Moderate 6 in 30 gal
Cambodian Puffer Tetraodon cambodgiensis No Image.png Moderate 6 in 30 gal
Ceylon Puffer Tetraodon fluviatilis Tetraodon fluviatilis 1.jpg Moderate 8 in 40 gal
Dubois' Freshwater Puffer Tetraodon duboisi No Image.png Moderate 3.5 in 30 gal
Fangs Puffer Tetraodon cochinchinensis No Image.png Moderate 3 in 20 gal
Golden Puffer Chonerhinos naritus No Image.png Moderate 12 in 55 gal
Ocellated Pufferfish Tetraodon cutcutia No Image.png Moderate 4 in 20 gal
Red Eye Red Belly Puffer Carinotetraodon lorteti No Image.png Moderate 2.5 in 20 gal
Red-Striped Toadfish Tetraodon erythrotaenia Tetraodon erythrotaenia6678.jpg Moderate 4 in 25 gal
Spotted Congo Puffer Tetraodon schoutedeni Spotcongopuffer.jpg Challenging 4 in 30 gal
Striped Redeye Puffer Carinotetraodon salivator No Image.png Moderate 2 in 20 gal