Meet Master Yoda (Young Fahaka)

Share your puffer photos and videos with the world!
Forum rules
Showing off your puffer pals? Why not enter your photos into our Puffer of the Month contest?

Every month The Puffer Forum holds a photo contest featuring the puffers, burrfish, boxfish, tobies and other puffer family members photographed by members of this site. At the end of the year, the monthly winners will be entered into a Puffer of the Year contest! The POTY winner not only gets supreme bragging rights but also wins a $25 gift certificate to The Puffer Store.

Click HERE to learn how to join in this fun competition!

Meet Master Yoda (Young Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:57 am

Greeting to all on the Puffer forum. My name is Mathijn, I'm from the Netherlands and since 3 weeks I made a new friend. His name is Master Yoda... yes not just Yoda... but Master! Yoda hehe.

Master Yoda is a little Fahaka. He was just about 3 inches (anybody that can estimate the age for that length?) when I got him and needed about a week to recover from his journey to his new tank (It was an hour of driving on a very hot day). His colors has changed after that to a happy green and when he is hunting little mosquito larva he already shows a little of the stripes he will get when he becomes an adult.

He's very cute and fun to observe. Always comes out of his hide out when I come home and will start swimming back and forth to get my attention that he is hungry. After eating his little belly all round he will relax for a while completely buried in the sand and after a few hours he will start searching for some larva that buried themselves by blowing over sand.

Here are some picture that I know you will all enjoy.


Greetings from me and my Fahaka.

The tank (570 litres) when I started puttin plants in. It looks a bit more full now as I placed some Valesneria in the middle to cut the view from one side to another.
Image

Master Yoda after just arriving in his new home. A little stressed
Image

Still recovering....
Image

Finally checking out the neighborhood
Image

a little movie of eating his first earthworm for dinner


Say cheese!
Image

Blowing over sand looking for a midnight snack
Image

Another vid of Master Yoda going all shy for the camera


3 weeks later
Image

Dinner time with the other 2 inhabitors..... Lets see how long before they will be on the menu, lol
Image


Hope you enjoyed it. More pics will surely follow once he gets older and bigger.
Last edited by KorrepZ on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:11 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby pufferpuggirl on Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:29 am

What a lovely little puffer you have there! Master Yoda is awesome, really enjoyed your posting! :)
"Puffer .... man's best friend?"


Image
User avatar
pufferpuggirl
Mbu Puffer
 
Posts: 3943
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:04 pm
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Puffs & Stuff:
2 x C travancoricus
2 x C borneensis (male + female)
1 x M abei
1 x M turgidus
2 African Mudskippers (P. barbarus)
Crayfish
Crabs: Red-Claw & Devil
AND my American Bulldog, the Amazing Maisie!!!
Location (country): Great Britain

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:09 am

Wow. Your fahaka is great! The blue gourami is great, too! What is that catfish? An upside-down?

Great post, by the way!
Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPpppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!
User avatar
Lil' Swimz$
Mbu Puffer
 
Posts: 1692
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Location: Wisconsin
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: Lorteti - Peaches
Location (country): USA

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:43 am

[welcome]
Great 1st post! Although your pics are a bit large to fit on my computer screen, the Master looks like he has a fantastic home!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"
User avatar
Pufferpunk
Queen Admin
 
Posts: 27403
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Location: Chicago
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Chicago

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:29 pm

Oh yeah sorry about that lol. I have a 24" widescreen monitor to tend to forget there are people with smaller ones ;) . Will have a look at resizing them when I am home since I don't have access to my ftp from work.

The other fish in the last picture are indeed a (i think male) cosby-gourami. I have a female one aswell... only she did not feel hungry at the time. The other one next to Master Yoda is not a catfish but an Ancistrus (a algae eater).
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby coldmachineUK on Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:30 pm

Cute puffer! :)
Did our staff successfully help you? The Puffer Forum is an incredible resource and is run completely on the donations of its viewers. Proceeds from the Puffer Forum store go towards future contests and keeping the site running. We also welcome donations!

36G: FW Planted | 53G: Brackish (F8 Puffers) | 58G: Freshwater Community (Unusual/Rare Loaches)
Interesting stock: S. mahnerti, S. vinciguerrae, S. sp. "crimson", V. maassi, N. masyai, M. guentheri, T. biocellatus, C. asellus.
coldmachineUK
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 382
Joined: Wed Sep 06, 2006 7:20 pm
Location: Wirral, UK
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
My Puffers: 2x T. biocellatus
1x C. asellus

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby groovitudedude on Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:54 pm

Nice fahaka! But get those other fish outta there ASAP, especially the gourami.
User avatar
groovitudedude
Fahaka Puffer
 
Posts: 816
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 12:25 am
Location: SoCal
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
My Puffers: 1X Dwarf Puffer, 1X Auriglobus Silus

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby pufferpuggirl on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:03 pm

I'm glad you said something because I was thinking that earlier when I had a look. I don't imagine Master Yoda will tolerate them for very long, especially once he starts growing a bit! :o
"Puffer .... man's best friend?"


Image
User avatar
pufferpuggirl
Mbu Puffer
 
Posts: 3943
Joined: Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:04 pm
Location: South Yorkshire, UK
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Puffs & Stuff:
2 x C travancoricus
2 x C borneensis (male + female)
1 x M abei
1 x M turgidus
2 African Mudskippers (P. barbarus)
Crayfish
Crabs: Red-Claw & Devil
AND my American Bulldog, the Amazing Maisie!!!
Location (country): Great Britain

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby qtrhorse89 on Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:24 pm

awwww what an awesome, adorable little puffer. I love your tank setup, Master Yoda has quite the home. Well nice to meet you and welcome to the forum.
"Okay. You! Out of the Gene Pool!"- Don't know who said it but I enjoy using it

I'm learning that puffer fish are like pringles. There is no such thing as only wanting one.

Tanks:
38 gallon: 1 Figure 8 puffer, 1 Dragon Goby, 1 Knight Goby, 3 Black Mollies
30 gallon: 1 Blue Acara, 1 Bristlenose Pleco
120 gallon: Ratchet the Fahaka Puffer
User avatar
qtrhorse89
Figure 8 Puffer
 
Posts: 183
Joined: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:15 pm
Location: North Carolina
My Puffers: Ratchet- Tetraodon Lineatus
Hikaru- Figure Eight Puffer

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:16 pm

Yeah I was already thinkin of taking the other ones out this week. I knew puffers need to be alone but when my tank was still in his 2 weeks cycle to farm bacteria I just could not help myself to throw something living in it for the time being. So they were already in there before Master Yoda came.

The gourami are still being left alone... altho the female has lost half of one of her antennas but he already started attacking the algae eater who now has some bites out his tailfin.

Will call a friend of mine who will probably adopt them. Because it would be sad to relocate them in my little 25litre snailfarm. That's just to small.


Here are 2 more pictures I took today ;)

Image


Image
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:40 pm

Are you sure? That doesn't look like a pleco..

I see you resized that one of him searching for a midnight snack.
Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPpppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!
User avatar
Lil' Swimz$
Mbu Puffer
 
Posts: 1692
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Location: Wisconsin
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: Lorteti - Peaches
Location (country): USA

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:55 pm

Yeah resized the big ones ;) If you look close at that midnight snack photo you can see a blurry spot. That's the sand shooting up from him blowing

here is another (close up) picture of the algue eater. I noticed he changes colors now and then... might be linked to him being hunted down by my puffer. You can already see the damage. Poor thing

Image
Last edited by KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby Lil' Swimz$ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 7:58 pm

That is definately a pleco. Whoops. Well, it did look different from the front.
Ha ha, he he! DAncE whEn yoU're HAPpppy! He he he! DAnce, danCE, DANCe!
User avatar
Lil' Swimz$
Mbu Puffer
 
Posts: 1692
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2009 6:26 pm
Location: Wisconsin
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: Lorteti - Peaches
Location (country): USA

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:02 pm

He's a master of disguise 8)
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Re: Meet Master Yoda (baby Fahaka)

Postby KorrepZ on Wed Jul 15, 2009 8:17 pm

btw... not sure if I posted in the right section. If the topic better suits the Giant Puffer section please feel free to move it over. ;)
Master Yoda the Fahaka and Manny the Mantis Shrimp! - R.I.P R2 & 3PO (F8), Luke (dwarf), Snips (Ceylon) and Obi 1-3 (Valentini)

Image
NKF! - The Dutch Puffer Forum!
KorrepZ
Green Spotted Puffer
 
Posts: 280
Joined: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:35 am
Location: Holland
TPF Gallery: Visit Gallery
Gender: Male
My Puffers: .
1 Fahaka
1 Ceylon
1 Valentini
1 Dwarf
1 Mantis Shrimp
R.I.P. 2 F8's
Location (country): Holland

Next

Return to Puffer Pix and Flix!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest