Pig-Face Pufferfish (Pao suvattii)

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Pig-Face Pufferfish

Pig-Face Pufferfish

Pao suvattii

132 Litres (35 US G.)

10-12 cm (3.9-4.7")




6.7 - 7.7

23 -28 °C (73.4-82.4°F)

5-15 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-10 years



Additional names

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

Additional scientific names

Monotrete suvattii, Tetraodon suvatti

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

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

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