Greenbottle Puffer (Auriglobus nefastus)


A true freshwater puffer found in parts of Southeast Asia, the Greenbottle Puffer is a unique, fast-moving species which is often found in groups in the wild. Like most puffers, they are prone to nipping the fins of other fish, so should be kept with hardy, fast-moving tankmates (if any). This species can be kept in a  group of 5 or more fish, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression. They are known to inhabit fast flowing waters, so the addition of a powerhead for some current may be beneficial.



Greenbottle Puffer (Auriglobus nefastus)

Origin: Wild Thailand
Diet: Micropredator, feeds on small insects and crustaceans in the wild. Will accept most frozen and prepared foods in the aquarium
Adult Size: 5″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 Gallon
Compatibility: Generally peaceful towards others of the same species if kept in a group. Likely to nip fins or attack other tankmates.
Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     74-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm