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Target Puffer (Tetraodon leiurus)

Target Puffer (Tetraodon leiurus)

The Target Puffer (Tetraodon leiurus) aka Twin Spot Puffer or Eyespot puffer, is found in both flowing and standing waters of the lower Mekong river region of Southeast Asia, from Thailand to Indonesia, in both freshwater and brackish environments. They have been found in the Chad basin, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Nile, Geba and Sénégal Rivers. […]

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Green Spotted Puffer (Tetraodon nigroviridis)

Green Spotted Puffer (Tetraodon nigroviridis)

The Green Spotted Puffer (Tetraodon nigroviridis) is also known as the Spotted Green Puffer or Leopard Puffer by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. It is found in the freshwater rivers, lakes, streams and flooded areas of India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines as well as the brackish waters of these […]

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Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus)

Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus)

The Figure Eight Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) is also known as the Eye Spot Puffer and is found in the rivers and coastal waters of Cambodia, Malaysia, Borneo, and Indonesia. The Figure Eight Puffer is a colorful little fish that is dark brown to green on the back with a white belly.  It has greenish yellow […]

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Fahaka Puffer (Tetraodon lineatus).

Fahaka Puffer (Tetraodon lineatus)

The Fahaka Puffer (Tetraodon lineatus) is also known to tropical fish keeping enthusiasts as the Nile Puffer, Striped Puffer, Band Puffer, Lineatus puffer, and Globe Fish.   They inhabit large rivers, open waters that are weedy and densely vegetated, and are found in the Nile, Niger, Volta, Gambia, Geba, Chad basin, and Senegal Rivers in Africa. The […]

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Indian Dwarf Puffer (Tetraodon travancoricus).

Indian Dwarf Puffer (Tetraodon travancoricus)

The Indian Dwarf Puffer (Tetraodon travancoricus) is also known as the Bumblebee, Malabar, Pea or Pygmy Puffer by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The Indian Dwarf Puffer is the smallest freshwater pufferfish in the world and is unique to the River Pamba in Kerala, Southwest India. Although it is closely related to marine pufferfish, it is […]

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Bornean red-eye puffer (Carinotetraodon borneensis)

Bornean Red-Eye Puffer (Carinotetraodon borneensis)

The Bornean Red-Eye Puffer (Carinotetraodon borneensis) is a colorful species of puffer fish that is found exclusively in the tropical rain forests of the South Skrang river, in the State of Sarawak, Borneo. The Bornean Red-Eye Puffer is similar to Carinotetraodon lorteti that is also found in Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. The main […]

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Greenbottle Pufferfish (Auriglobus nefastus)

Greenbottle Pufferfish (Auriglobus nefastus)

The Greenbottle Pufferfish (Auriglobus nefastus) is also called the Bottle Puffer and erroneously the Golden Puffer by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts.  It is found in the Mekong River basin of Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand; as well as many areas of Malaysia and Indonesia. The Greenbottle Puffer is a bottom dwelling species that is found in […]

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Golden Puffer (Auriglobus modestus)

Golden Puffer (Auriglobus modestus)

The Golden Puffer (Auriglobus modestus) is also called the Bronze Puffer or Avocado Puffer by tropical fish keeping enthusiasts. The Golden Puffer has an unusual shape for a puffer fish.   It has is a sleeker, more streamlined, club like body with beautiful iridescent golden, green, to bronze hued colors. Even though the Golden Puffer is […]

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