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Chonerhinos modestus ( golden puffer ) Bleeker, 1851.

*aka:  Tetraodon modestus (invalid), Chonerhinus modestus (misspelling), golden puffer, gold puffer, modest puffer.
 
C. modestus, the golden puffer
Origin  Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam
pH Range  unavailable
Temp.   unavailable (tropical)
Hardness  unavailable
Salinity  freshwater
Length  to 4 inches (10 cm) 
Diet  live, frozen


C. Modestus is an omnivorous freshwater puffer from southeast asia.  The golden puffer eats seeds as well as the normal fare of crusteaceans and mollusks.  It will also feed on terrestrial insects which happen to fall into the water.  They are aggressive puffers.
This puffer bears the same common name as Arothron meleagris, which is a marine pufferfish.

*There is limited information on these fish.  If you have any additional data on this species, kindly email Puffernet.
 
 

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