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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby nzac on Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:57 pm

cool will start the prazi-pro treatment next week. I like to give them a week to be sure their eating and tank params are stable.




wow a baby all alone in a 5' x2' tank musta looked just empty.
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Terrance on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:54 pm

It may look empty, but the fahaka must really like the big space. It will only look empty for ~1year.
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby nzac on Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:06 pm

after 3 weeks he finally got to go into his new home. He looks tiny in the 75 for now...

His new temporary home for a few months, you can almost see him in the bottom right corner.
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There he is...
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just realized there are a ton of tiny little pond snails in the tank and is searching all over very slowly.
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Pufferpunk on Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:10 am

Nice! More plants. ;)
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Puffer King on Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:37 am

Pufferpunk wrote:Nice! More plants. ;)

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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby nzac on Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:33 am

ya, the tank needs more plants and deco, but it was home to a rhom that tore everything up. I just had to get him out of that little 20 gal quarrantine tank he was in asap. Been looking for pics of fahaka setups here but they are randomly scattered and tough to find.
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:50 am

Filbert's 125:
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Loves his cave!
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He's a happy guy!
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Terrance on Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:05 am

If you look on youtube, there are a bunch of big fahaka videos living tanks with very little decor. I think I saw a few tanks that are nicely decorated. Might be worth checking out. I watch those videos closely for visual inspirations.

btw i saw a video of a fahaka eating a DP :(
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby nzac on Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:38 pm

just an updated pic, pushing 4.5" TL already, he is starting to get the nice maroon color on his stripes. It's kinda sad, was at the place I got him from and the ones there haven't grown at all since I got him 2 months ago. He's a little fat in the pic as the wife just got done feeding him 6 ramshorns.

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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby LilGreenPuffer on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:25 pm

Aw, he looks great!
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby RTR on Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:59 am

In any case, I would not use a 125 for a Fahaka. It does not have enough turning radius. I learned my lessons on tank sizes long ago - it is cheaper and far better to go to permanent homes ASAP, so I do agree with bertie 83. Moving up can happen too late for fish which should be big at maturity.

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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:59 am

For my part, if I were required to respond only to the questions asked and absolutely add nothing else, I would not be on this board, or any other.

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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby RTR on Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:19 am

LO! Some folks would obviously disagree with that sentiment. Such as guy operating MFK...
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Re: new fahaka quarantine

Postby nzac on Sun May 06, 2012 8:40 pm

well it's been a while since any type of update... this puffer is now over 6"TL, just picked up his new 180 gal home today, which will open up his 75 for one of my other fish. It will be a few weeks before i get the room rearranged to fit his new home into it, but will try to post a pic or two once he's in it.

For now here is just a little vid of him having his daily meal on 3-24, ran out of memory card just before he got the crayfish...

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on another note, time for another stupid question, most of my fish once they hit around 5" or so I drop their feedings to once every 2-3 days, do I dare do that with a fahaka? and if so at what size should I consider it, should I be doing that already?
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Re: fahaka update 5-6-12 on page 2

Postby bertie 83 on Mon May 07, 2012 7:49 am

You can drop his feeding now, he is getting suitably sized. Drop to every other day for now. That 180 will make a great home for him. Nicely done.
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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