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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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Fishkeeping Facts and Tips

Well planted aquariums are not only great looking, they are also very beneficial to the fish. They oxygenate the water, absorb nitrates, reduce algae and provide refuge for fry (and other timid species). Plants like Java fern, hornwort, Amazon sword, Vallisneria (eel grass), Cryptocoryne and Anubias can all do well in a typical home aquarium with the smallest amount of attention


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