Tropical - Fish - Pictures .com

This is a tropical fish site for all tropical fish enthusiasts from beginner to expert. It has some nice tropical fish pictures and will hopefully have something of interest for all freshwater and marine fish keepers. These tropical fish pages provide some information about some of my favourite fish, along with tropical fish pictures of them. I have kept fish for many years now, ranging from community to marine. Over this period I have been drawn towards catfish, and the cichlids, which I must confess, through there antics have become my favourites. I now keep African and American cichlids, along with some catfish and plecs.

 
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Freshwater and Brackish Pufferfish

Listed below are many of the species of puffers which normally inhabit fresh and brackish waters. There is some confusion regarding the naming of puffer species, especially with regard to the common names used! The scientific names listed below have been carefully cross-checked with the most up-to-date sources available. There is also some debate about whether some species are freshwater or brackish. The truth in many cases is that some species may occasionally wander into both types of water. Therefore, the information given below gives the water in which it is normally found, or in which it is said to do best in aquaria, according to the majority of reliable sources. Follow the links to more info on individual species.

Scientific nameCommon nameOrigin
Carinotetraodon irrubescoRed-tailed Redeye pufferAsia (FW)
Carinotetraodon travancoricusDwarf, Pygmy, Indian, Gold/Green pufferAsia (FW)
Colomesus asellusAssel, South American, Brazilian pufferSouth America - Amazon basin (FW)
Tetraodon biocellatusFigure-eight pufferAsia (Brackish)
Tetraodon fluviatilisGreen pufferAsia (Brackish)
Tetraodon nigroviridisGreen Spotted pufferAsia (Brackish)


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