Abei Puffer (Pao abei)

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Abei Puffer

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Abei Puffer

Pao abei

95 Litres (25 US G.)

8.9-10.2cm (3.5-4 ")




6.0 - 7.8

23.3-26.7°C (74 -80 °F)

5-12 °d

1:1 M:F

8-10 years



Additional names

Abei Puffer, Abe's Puffer, Brown Spot Puffer

Additional scientific names

Monotrete abei, Tetraodon abei

Origin[edit | edit source]

Bangkok, and the Chao Phraya river system.

Sexing[edit | edit source]

Requires close examination.

Tank compatibility[edit | edit source]

Aggressive, keep one to a tank with no other tank mates.

Diet[edit | edit source]

A molluscivore, using it's beak-like teeth to break open the shell of the prey. They are also opportunistic piscivores.

Feeding regime[edit | edit source]


Environment specifics[edit | edit source]

Planted tank.

Behaviour[edit | edit source]

An aggressive fish that is best not kept with any other tank mates. An intelligent and curious fish however. Most active at dawn and dusk and will hide away during the day or when the tank lights are on bright.

Identification[edit | edit source]

An attractive species of puffer with numerous pale spots uniformly distributed over a dark background. In live specimens observed from the Meklong and Chao Phraya basins, the spots are orange and the background brown or blackish brown. In some freshly preserved specimens from the Mekong basin (Xe Bang Fai) the spots were faintly orange.

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