Spotted Congo Puffer
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One of the smaller and most peaceful of all freshwater puffers, the Spotted Congo a.k.a Schoutedeni Puffer is found in areas of the middle Congo River in Central Africa.

Once relatively common in the trade, unrest in its native habitat has made it rare, sought after, and difficult to find. In the wild, they mainly inhabit clear water areas with moderate to low current and will do best in an aquarium with similar conditions.

Peaceful, hardy, and active, they will get along with most tankmates as long as they aren’t small enough to be considered a meal.

These fishes are picky eaters, they will not readily eat dry food. Live food or frozen is a must.
There are tons of tips and tricks on feeding these fish online and on youtube. Such as boiling prawn, shrimps, or mussels from grocery stores.
Please do thorough research on these fish before deciding to bring them home, as they are very rare and once in a longtime opportunity to own one.

Name: Spotted Congo Pufferfish
Science Name: Tetraodon schoutedeni
Temperament: Peaceful- Males can be territorial

Max Size: 4″
pH: 6.5 – 7.8
Temperature: 72-81F°  (22-28°C)

Care Level: Intermediate
Life Expectancy: 10+ Years

Minimum Tank Size Recommended: 20 Gallons + 5 gallons per extra puffer
Groups: Recommended Single, Trios or Groups