Say Hello to this Fahaka

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Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:59 pm

I almost bought the expensive fahaka online, but today I found 2 fahaka at my LFS for $20 each! I bought one and here's my new champ :)

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The pic was taken while he was still at the store. He's going to go straight into my 30g tub for observation/quarantine.

My 120g has nothing but water in it. All my equipment is set and fully cycled. I still have a lot of work to do.
Kind regards,
Terrance

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Puffer King » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:05 pm

Cool :) ..........get pic up
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Puffer King
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Have kept in past,
Spotted congos
Red eye red tailed puffer
Location (country): Bristol , UK

Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Puffer King » Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:07 pm

ah pics showing now ?! ...nice fahaka ....and bargain at $20 ....
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bertie 83
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby bertie 83 » Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:40 pm

Lovely beast. Treating for ip's? I would just to be safe
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Terrance
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:39 pm

This little 2 incher is skinny. I'm trying to teach him eating dead food. He nibbled on a raw shrimp today. I'll soak in prazipro when he starts taking bites. This should be easier than training a congo to accept dead food.
Kind regards,
Terrance

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:44 pm

Congrats! Thought of a name yet?
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: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby GAR » Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:15 pm

nice very nice

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Fahaka------------------- Had to give it away
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Auriglobus silus ---------Died during transport.
Figure Eight Puffers -----Sold and or traded
Dwarf Puffers ------------Traded
Congo Puffer ------------Traded
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby PolishPuff » Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:17 am

:grats:
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:45 am

No names yet. Im trying to get to know him before naming. I spent the last 30mins getting him to eat another raw shrimp. He tore off all the legs this time :) im going to try cutting one end of tomorrows prawn to create little tentacles for him.

Do you guys think sand is really important? Im thinking about bare bottom to help cleaning. Siphoning doesnt always pick up every thing.
Kind regards,
Terrance

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Also cared for;

Fahaka------------------- Had to give it away
Auriglobus modestus-----Traded
Auriglobus silus ---------Died during transport.
Figure Eight Puffers -----Sold and or traded
Dwarf Puffers ------------Traded
Congo Puffer ------------Traded
South American Puffers -Traded
Carinotetraodon lorteti --Died under my supervision :(
Location (country): USA-Chicago, IL
Location: Chicago, IL

Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby PolishPuff » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:29 am

[quote=]"Terrance"

Do you guys think sand is really important? Im thinking about bare bottom to help cleaning. Siphoning doesnt always pick up every thing.[/quote]

Mine is still burring in the sand and its about 8 inches. I think she fills safer when covered in sand.

what do you mean bare ? like no substrate?
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Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:02 am

Absolutely, you want some kind of substrate. Not only does substrate hold a lot of biological bacteria, is it not natural for the puffer to see it's reflection below itself & possibly think it is a predator coming up at it.
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!"

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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
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
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:02 am

Not only does substrate hold a lot of biological bacteria, is it not natural for the puffer to see it's reflection below itself & possibly feel it is a predator coming up at it.
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!"

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Terrance
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:24 am

oh ok so I'll need about ~100lbs of sand
Kind regards,
Terrance

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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
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:27 am

Or just stick with what you've got in there.
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!"

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bertie 83
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Non puffer
Danios, Tetras, Redtail Rasporas,
Harlequins, CAE's, Yoyo
Loaches, Clown loaches ,Eels, various shrimp, tangs,wrasses, damsels, chromis
Location (country): Brighton, England
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby bertie 83 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 4:48 am

Yea stick with what you got for now. You can always change later
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly


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