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Bronze puffer - Xenopterus naritus

Bronze puffer - Xenopterus naritus

Scientific name: Xenopterus naritus

Common name: Bronze puffer

Family: Tetraodontidae

Usual size in fish tanks: 24 - 29 cm (9.45 - 11.42 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.9 - 7.5

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 5 - 24°N (89.29 - 428.57ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 24 - 27 °C (75.2 - 80.6°F)

The way how these fish reproduce: Spawning

Where the species comes from: South Asia

Temperament to its own species: aggressive/territorial

Temperament toward other fish species: aggressive/territorial

Usual place in the tank: Middle levels

Food and feeding

Live or frozen foods only should be offered to this puffer fish. Bronze puffers will accept shrimps, cockles, mussels and pieces of fish. Provide them with a regular supply of snails to help them keep their teeth trimmed down.


Asia; Bronze puffers are found in China, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia.


There are no visible differences between the sexes.


Due to their high aggressive nature it is not possible to breed Xenopterus naritus in the home aquarium.


The expected life span for Xenopterus naritus is 10+ years.

Short description

Bronze puffers are highly aggressive and should be kept as a single specimen in the tank. They will grow up to 11 inches in length so a larger tank will be required as they mature. They are high waste producers so excellent filtration is needed along with regular water changes, any drop in the quality of the water can affect their health.


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