Size: Approx. 2-2.5″
Minimum Tank Size: 100L
Care Level: Moderate
Temperament: Very aggressive, best kept in species tanks with no other fish.
Water Conditions: 74-81°F, pH 6.5-7.5
Max. Size: 6″
Color Form: A dark brown Puffer with a lighter (sometimes orange) pattern. Has some of cirri (hairs) around the snout.
Diet: Feed mussels, earthworms, shrimp, bloodworms, crayfish, snails. Live food and frozen food should be accepted.
Origin: Laos and Thailand
Lifespan: Up to 8-15 years
Aquarist Experience Level: Moderate Experience
Minimum Tank Size: 100 gallons Care Level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive/territorial Aquarium Hardiness: Hardy Water Conditions: 77-81° F, pH 7.5-8.5 Max Size: 10" Color Form: Black and white Diet: Unfussy but live and frozen foods should comprise a large proportion of the diet. It particularly relishes invertebrates of any kind, such as brine shrimp, prawns and bloodworm, but is not a piscivore and will generally refuse fish meat. Origin: Africa; endemic to Lake Malawi. Family: Cichlidae Lifespan: 5-8 years Aquarist Experience Level: Intermediate