Species group: Freshwater Pufferfish
Other common names: Amazon Putterfish; Asell Puffer; Peruvian Puffer
Scientific name: Colomesus asellus
The Amazon Puffer is a puffer fish which is native to the Amazon, Essequibo and Orinoco river basins. In the wild it consumes crustaceans, fish and small invertebrates. In captivity it will eat worms, snails and unshelled shellfish.
exotic species, distinct personalities
finding enough mosquitos, water conditions
powerful external filter, slightly alkaline water, brine shrimp, sharp teeth, dark conditions