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Re: update: freshwater puffer, Tetraodon Mbu
The puffer I was refering to was Tetraodon Steindachneri. Also in the book I
have with me here is Tetraodon Lorteti which IS a FW fish suitable for a
community tank, but not with fish that are smaller than it. It says here that
it will completly do axay with any snail population, except for those with very
hard shells. This species grows to about 3 inches, has a uniform purplish-gray
body, a white, blue and purple tail, red eyes, (the pupils too!) and red fins.
A pretty scary looking fish. It is also known as Carinotetraodon Somphongsi.
I have never seen this fish for sale but I will ask at my local pet store next
time I go. Hope this information is helpful. Both of these fish are said to
be from Tailand, does anyone know of any native puffers?
> > Hey folks,
> > Thanks to everyone that got back to me about the freshwater puffer,
> Tetraodon Mbu, inquiry. I sent her the responses and she sent me this
> reply, thought I'd share it with ya in case she is misinformed, as I'd
> hate to see it go wrong. She keeps tankbusters and apparently plans to
> get some of the puffers in one of her established tanks.
> If anyone can give some references or places that she can obtain these
> that she could check out for herself, I will send it on to her,
> otherwise I guess it may be a case of trial and oops! :( A sure fire way
> to learn, but maybe she won't have to go there.
> thanks for posting for me. Surprised that they talk about them going in
> a brackish water tank, because all articles written about them say they
> are total freshwater, and should not be put in brackish set-ups. And
> they are supposed to do well with community set-ups also, sounds like
> they are talking about a different puffer. Yes, I've tried to find them
> in town..but our petshops just can't order them. I will have to check
> out of town pet stores also. But, thanks for trying Herb.