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Tetraodon mbu
Giant fresh water puffer
Boulenger, 1899

Tetraodon mbu - Giant fresh water puffer  - The mbu puffer can reach 2 feet long! Not an ideal home aquarium species
The mbu puffer can reach 2 feet long! Not an ideal home aquarium species
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(Other members of the genus Tetraodon)

ADULT SIZE: 50 cm

WATER CONDITIONS: Not critical

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 23-27 C

FOOD: Feed Tetraodon mbu predominantly live foods

DISTRIBUTION: This species comes from Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Congo (Rep.), Tanzania, Burundi, Lake Tanganyika, Zambia

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AQUARIUM CARE: The mbu pufferfish has a wide distribution across Africa, where it inhabits larger lakes and rivers. This large fish needs a meaty diet, like most puffers: prawns, mussels, earthworms and the like are eaten with relish The temperament of the mbu puffer can vary, but in general it is best to keep them in a species tank in case they attack tankmates. Another species probably best left to larger public aquaria.

BREEDING: Not practical in the home aquaria

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