time not seen! Formerly, in the 1960ies, Tetraodon schoutedeni was one
of the most common species in the ornamental fish trade. Even breeding
of this species proofed to be rather uncomplicated. But due to the civil
wars in the Congo the situation changed drastically. Even nowadays the
collectors prefer not to go to the areas where the species is found.
we are very glad that we were able to import once more some specimens.
The animals are already fully grown, eg 7-10 cm long. The males seem to
show a more contrasting pattern and to have longer snouts. Tetraodon
schoutedeni is also known as the leopard puffer. The species is said to
be one of the most peaceful species of pufferfish at all; however one
must always keep in mind that puffers are individualists. Leopard
puffers are pure freshwater inhabitants.
our customers: the animals have code 191603 on our stocklist. Please
note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade. Only very few
Text & photos: Frank Schäfer