Tetraodon suvatii

Common Names: Arrowhead Puffer
Hognose Puffer
Mekong Puffer
Pignose Puffer
Synonyms: Monotrette suvatii
Family: Tetraodontidae
Category: OthersFW
Distribution: Asia; Asia
Main Ecosystem: River; River
Temperament: Aggressive; Aggressive
Diet: Carnivore; Carnivore
Care: These fish need a sand substrate in which to burrow. It should be as deep as the fish is long to avoid the fish crashing into the bottom of the tank. As with all other puffers, this species should only be introduced into a fully cycled tank as they are very sensitive to ammonia and nitrites. The should be fed Krill, shell on shrimp, crab legs, crayfish, live or frozen mussels, live or frozen clams, live crabs, live ghost shrimp, feeder fish should not be a staple food, and any time they are f
6.8 - 7.6
22°C - 26.7°C
72°F - 80°F
Potential Size: Male: 15.5cm (6.1")
Female: 15.5cm (6.1")
Water Region: Bottom; Bottom
Activity: Diurnal; Diurnal
Gender: No sexual di-morphism
Breeding: Has been accomplished but is very difficult
Comments: It it vital to train this fish to eat dead meaty foods in the place of feeders. This can be accomplished by dangling a piece of food, a shrimp for example, from a string in front of the fish and bouncing it lightly to simulate movement. Once this is accomplished, the fish will readily accept most frozen or dead foods. They will eat very large amounts of food and because of this they should only be fed every other day while small and then once a week when they become larger than 4".
Main Colours: Brown, White
Markings: No Markings
Mouth: Normal
Tail: Flat
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