Species group: Freshwater Pufferfish
Other common names: Humpback Puffer; Dragon Puffer; King Kong pPufferfish
Scientific name: Tetraodon palembangensis
The Palembang Puffer lives in freshwater streams and ponds in Thailand, Borneo and Malaysia.
It is notable for its unique shape - having a hump shape on its back. It can grow as large as 8 inches in length.
The Palembang Puffer is an ambush predator, and in aquarium habitats it needs to have adequate wood, rocks and plant for cover.
Like all pufferfish, Tetraodon palembangensis is sensitive to poor water conditions, and requires a 50% water change every week.
delicate fish, attack, smaller fish, fully grown specimen
wild caught fish