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new baby fahaka.

Postby Mr puffington on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:17 pm

I just got my fahaka puffer in. I was expecting a 2-3 incher, and he's less that an inch. He's in a fully cycled 120 gal. I'm not new to puffers, but I never had one this tiny. Needless to say I was prepared to feed a slightly larger fahaka. What should this little guy be eating? And how often?

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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Tim on Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:27 pm

Small pond snails, frozen bloodworms/brine shrimp and live blackworms come to mind. I am not that familiar with Fahaka puffers though.
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Mr puffington on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:09 pm

Most of those foods listed are bigger than the puffer. I do have some blood worms. How often should a fahaka under an inch be fed?
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Tim on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:31 pm

Mr puffington wrote:Most of those foods listed are bigger than the puffer. I do have some blood worms. How often should a fahaka under an inch be fed?


under an inch is what my dwarf puffers were, and I fed them the above.
I think you feed juvenile puffers 6 times a week.
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby bertie 83 on Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:55 pm

Yes 6x weekly for now is fine. The foods suggested are also good options, not too much brine shrimp tho mysis is better
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:09 pm

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby mr. puffington on Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:33 pm

well i seem to have lost my fahaka. hes in a six foot tank filled with gravel the same size and color as he is. i removed all the rocks and decor carefully and still cant find him. he likes to sit on the bottom still and blend into the rocks. like i said before.....i was expecting a larger puffer. the site i ordered him from said they ship at 2-3 inches.
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:20 pm

I bet he's buried himself.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Mr puffington on Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:56 am

Actually, after pulling my whole tank apart and still not finding him. I decided to check the canister filter. And even though I had a screen on it he managed to get in there. My only guess is he was chasing some food or something. He would of had to work at getting in there. But he's ok. I now have him in one of those little floating quarantine deals. The filter opening now has foam on the end. But ill probably keep in in the floating thing for a few days to make sure he's eating.
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby bertie 83 on Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:19 am

Crikey! Hope he's ok, good job you found him that could easily have gone bad
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Pufferpunk on Thu Jun 21, 2012 12:31 pm

Wow, that must've been quite a ride!!!
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby Mr puffington on Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:22 pm

Yeah, he was in there for the better part of a day. He seems to be just fine now. In a year it will be funny to think he could have ever fit in the filter tube.
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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby mr. puffington on Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:48 pm

heres a few pics of the little guy.

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Re: new baby fahaka.

Postby sgtmyers88 on Fri Jun 22, 2012 11:23 pm

Wow the little guy sure does look a lot like a DP! :shock:
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