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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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What fish are good community fish? There is no absolute answer to this, but in general a community tank should contain only species that will tolerate each others behaviour, are approximately the same size, eat the same foods, and accept the same water conditions. Hardy tank bred fish that have adapted somewhat to local water conditions, and have no special dietary requirements usually make good candidates


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