27. Puffers (20)

  • New generic names for freshwater pufferfish (1)

    27. May 2014

    Until recently most species of freshwater puffer from Africa and Asia have been placed in the genus Tetraodon. Currently this concept changes. The name Tetraodon is restricted now to the six species of freshwater puffer occuring in Africa, namely Tetraodon duboisi, T. lineatus, T. mbu, T. miurus, T. pustulatus and T. schoutedeni. All other species […]

  • Carinotetraodon borneensis

    6. May 2013

    This pufferfish lives exclusively in pure freshwater on Borneo and is only very rarely imported. The maximum length is about 6 cm (males) and 4 cm (females). In the wild this fish lives in soft and acidic water! For our customers: the animals have code 408102 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply […]

  • Carinotetraodon borneensis

    Carinotetraodon borneensis

    1. July 2011

    At least we successfully imported one of the most mysterious species of freshwater pufferfish: Carinotetraodon borneensis. Although the species as been described already in 1903, it was considered over decades as a junior synonym of a closely related species, C. lorteti. However, both species look extremely similar in alcohol. In live the fish look quite […]

  • Takifugu ocellatus

    7. September 2009

    After many long years we were finally able again to import this most beautiful pufferfish. For more informations on the species, please see http://www.aquariumglaser.de/en/archiv.php?news_id=207 For our customers: the animals have code 456363 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Text & photos: Frank Schäfer

  • Takifugu ocellatus

    Takifugu ocellatus

    7. September 2009

    We were able to import one of the most beautiful freshwater puffers from China again: Takifugu ocellatus. This fish shows us that the terms “freshwater fish” and “marine fish” can be applied on the very same species. Like salmon these puffers live in pure freshwater during their youth and then go to the sea where […]

  • Auriglobus silus

    21. December 2007

    (21.Dec.2007) Streched Puffer is his name. This week we recieved this frisky puffer from Thailand. They are easy to keep and do not need special water parameters. In bigger sizes they can tend to fight between themselves. All in all it is an interesting puffer, which will be kept mainly from experts or experienced hobbyists. […]

  • ERSTIMPORT: Arothron firmamentum

    FIRST TIME IMPORTED: Arothron firmamentum

    13. December 2007

    Just yesterday we got from Burma an marine pufferwhich was caught in pure freshwater: Arothron firmamentum. This is the first time that this item was found in freshwater and we hope that we can provide more details about them soon.

  • Tetraodon baileyi

    Tetraodon baileyi

    6. July 2007

    (05.Feb.2008) At present we can offer Tetraodon baileyi in an outstanding constitution and by pair! Please note that the females do not show any fluffs. The cute appearance of T.baileyi, originates from the Mekong river system in Indochina, should however not hide their predatory character, since they can “clear up” in a “community aquarium” enormously. […]

  • Tetraodon mbu

    Tetraodon mbu

    6. July 2007

    April 2002: Yesterday we received from the Republic of Congo, this beautiful Tetraodon mbu, the real congo-puffer. We got this item in this huge size never before.The maximum size cited in the literature is nearly 70cm. It is astounding how individuals differ in their behaviour: there are shy and also agressive ones. More details you […]

  • Tetraodon pustulatus

    Tetraodon pustulatus

    6. July 2007

    TETRAODON PUSTULATUS was caught in Cross-River in Cameroon. External shape and behaviour of adult animals remind one of Tetraodon mbu. The maximum size is quoted with 36cm in literature. Young animals being kept together do not show any injuries so that it is safe to assume that they are not very aggressive. Tetraodon pustulatus has […]