Target Puffer (Pao leiurus)


A smaller puffer species found in Southeast Asia, P. leiurus is found in both pure fresh and brackish water environments but is more commonly encountered in freshwater. They are generally peaceful towards each other, but tankmates should be considered carefully as, like all puffers, these fish are likely to nip fins or bite.


Target Puffer (Pao leiurus)

Origin: Aquacultured Asia
Diet: Predator
Adult Size: 6″
Recommended Tank Size: 30 gallons
Compatibility: Like most puffers, prone to nipping fins or biting tankmates. Best kept with fast moving fish if any

Preferred Water Parameters
pH:                          6.8 – 7.5
Temp:                     76-80F
Ammonia:              0ppm
Nitrite:                    0ppm
Nitrate:                  <30ppm