Pig-Face Pufferfish (Tetraodon suvatti)

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Pig-Face Pufferfish

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Pig-Face Pufferfish

Tetraodon suvatti

132 Litres (35 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")

sg

Freshwater

pH

6.7 - 7.7

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Carnivore
Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years

Family

Tetraodontidae





Additional names

Pig-Face Pufferfish, Pignose Puffer, Arrowhead Puffer, Mekong Puffer

Additional scientific names

Monotrete suvattii


Origin

Sexing

Tank compatibility

The Pignose Puffer is an inactive fish, a predator that waits for its dinner to swim by, and will spend most of his time in a cave on the bottom.

Diet

Feed this fish Mussel, earthworms, Shrimp, Snails, Bloodworm and Mysid Shrimp.

Feeding regime

Depending on the size of the Pignose, when small feed daily, when bigger feed every other day or even every 2/3 days. The puffer should eat as much as he can than wait till his belly is flat again.

Environment Specifics

This fish appreciates a sandy substrate with lots of caves and hiding places.

Behaviour

An inactive puffer, which spends most of his time in a cave or dark spot in the tank. Most activity is during feeding time.

Identification

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