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Hairy Puffer (Pao baileyi)

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A unique ambush predator found in the Middle Mekong drainage in Thailand, Laos, and possibly Cambodia, the Hairy Puffer gets its name from the ring of small fleshy tassels that surrounds its head. In the wild, they tend to inhabit extremely fast-moving waters, including powerful rapids, but spend most of their time partially buried in substrate where they wait for prey to swim above them. In the aquarium, they are best kept in a species tank as they are likely to attack most tankmates. This species has been successfully kept in pairs and bred in an aquarium setting.

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Bullseye Puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus)

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A freshwater to marine puffer found along the Pacific Coast of South and Central America, the Bullseye Puffer is a large growing and attractively marked species. When young, they are often found in pure freshwater but migrate to brackish or full marine waters as they reach adulthood. 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  groups, although they should be fed heavily and given plenty of cover to avoid aggression.

Greenbottle Puffer (Auriglobus nefastus)

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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.

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Red Spot Puffer (Pao abei)

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A unique and rarely seen freshwater puffer from the Greater Mekong Basin in Thailand and Cambodia, the Red Spot Puffer (formerly known as Tetraodon abei) is typically found in shallow water habitat with significant plant coverage. Like most puffers, they use their sharp, powerful beaks to hunt and eat insects, molluscs, and crustaceans. In the aquarium, they are undemanding and can generally be kept together but as with all puffers any tankmates can be risky.

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Pignose Puffer (Pao suvattii)

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A highly adapted ambush predator found in the fast-flowing waters of the middle Mekong, the Pignose or Arrowhead Puffer spends most of its time buried in sandy or silty substrate in the wild. Its upward facing mouth and excellent vision allow it to lie in wait for other fish or invertebrates to pass overhead, striking almost instantaneously to take a bite of the unprotected underbelly with their sharp beaks. In the aquarium they are interesting if not particularly active fish, best kept in a species tank. Any tankmates are generally at risk of being eaten.

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Parrot Puffer (Colomesus psittacus)

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A rarely seen relative of the popular Amazon Puffer (Colomesus asellus), the Parrot Puffer is found in coastal waters of Northeastern South America where it inhabits light to moderate brackish environments. A voracious eater, they should be kept with fast-moving (if any tankmates), although they do not appear to be aggressive towards each other in the aquarium. The addition of some salt to create at least slightly brackish conditions is recommended.

Amazon Puffer (Colomesus asellus)

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A true freshwater pufferfish found throughout the entire Amazon Basin, the Amazon Puffer is a small growing and relatively peaceful species that usually inhabits shallow water habitat. In the aquarium, they are one of the few puffer species which will thrive in groups, and they are generally safe with similarly-sized, fast moving tankmates. Amazon Puffers are primarily carnivores but will usually accept a wide variety of frozen and freeze dried foods.

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Red Eye Puffer (Carinotetraodon lorteti)

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A smaller puffer species found throughout Southeast Asia, the Red Eye Puffer is a peaceful, pure freshwater puffer often found in soft, acidic streams . Among the more peaceful species of puffer, they can be maintained in groups in a sufficiently large aquarium as long as ample cover is provided.

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Humpback / Dragon Puffer (Pao palembangensis)

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A colorful and unique freshwater puffer found throughout Southeast Asia, the Dragon or Humpback Puffer is an ambush predator, spending much of its time laying in wait on the substrate for unsuspecting prey to pass in front of them. In the aquarium, they are a relatively hardy puffer but they do have a tendency to bite other fish so tankmates should be chosen carefully.