Amazon puffer

Wild Colomesus asellus are reported to consume benthic crustaceans, fish, planktonic invertebrates, and plants.

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Author: Neale Monks
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The Amazon puffer lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 5.5 - 7.2, dH range: 5 - 15 environment.

Reader Comment - See MoreI've had an amazon puffer for about two months now. Theodore - the puffer - is the greediest fish in my tank. He shares his home with a blood parrot, 1... More

Colomesus asellus ( Amazon puffer, South American puffer ) M More

species catalogs that the Amazon Puffer is the most peaceful and least territorial puffer, the fish were nipping their tankmates. More

I have kept one amazon puffer in a 57 litre aquarium and planned on upgrading the tank when he got a bit bigger, he was only around 5 cm long. The tank was his dominion and he shared the tank with 2 kuhli loaches. More

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My LFS are selling dwarf amazon puffers and I wondered if this was correct? Having looked on the net for info I can only find either amazon puffer or dwarf puffer. More

Would it be possible to put amazon puffer and pleco in the same tank without any issues? 08/10/06 05:23pm Back to Fish Forum Forums Home Members Area More

I want to buy one Amazon Puffer But I´ve heard that they are a bit agressive with other fish that has big fins or tails can you tell me if this is true, please man, because I want to buy one, but in my fish tank I have three angelfish or scalare More

Common names

Amazon puffer in English
Assel-Kugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
Kimalaispallokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Papagei-Süsswasserkugelfisch in German (Deutsch)
Pez globito in Spanish (español)

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Colomesus
Species : Colomesus asellus
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