Say Hello to this Fahaka

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby PolishPuff » Wed Dec 28, 2011 2:00 pm

I know that sand in a LFS is expensive, try filter pool sand :wink:
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:05 am

I don't have any substrate in the tank. I was planning to buy it when right before spring/summer puffer season. I still can't believe I found a baby fahaka!
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Terrance

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Puffer King » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:53 am

PolishPuff wrote:I know that sand in a LFS is expensive, try filter pool sand :wink:

yep filter pool sand is generally is easier to clean
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Puffer King » Thu Dec 29, 2011 7:59 am

Terrance wrote:I don't have any substrate in the tank. I was planning to buy it when right before spring/summer puffer season. I still can't believe I found a baby fahaka!

I'd opt for sand for your young fahaka , a lot of them at that age love to bury themselves in it .....
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby bertie 83 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 8:51 am

Mine has buried just fine in gravel all his life. As long as you don't use sharp gravel you are fine. It's your choice entirely
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:44 am

I used to have 4 Aquaclear 110s on my 120g. It looked weird because I could only fit 2 in the back, so I sold the other 2 (imagine the eye sore).

Now I have ~1000gph in my 120. I want to increase my gph. I was thinking about adding a canister to save space and filter more water. Then someone recommended me to buy a powerhead/circulation pump. I'm looking at this product: http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-Koralia-Evo ... 514&sr=8-1

It saves a lot more money than canisters. I'll just let my 2 Aquaclear 110s do the filtering and Koralia push the water around. Thoughts about this?

Btw I just soaked his food with prazipro (~3 drops) and he ate until his tummy was round.
I'm looking at him from the top view. Is this normal patterns for a young fahaka? The pics show something like a white spots, but they are actually yellowish. You can see the black strips and an "X" pattern on its back. The side of his body has the typical strip patterns of a fahaka.
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2-3 more weeks until I transfer him to 120g. Thats enough time to get some sand.
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:13 am

It'll take him a while to go from mottled to good stripes. Glad he ate the medicated food. Feed it to him for a week, if you can.
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Puffer King » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:35 am

young fahakas display cryptic colouring patterns .....this is so in their natural wild environment ( where at such a small size they are vunerable) they don't stand out and our less notable to predators .....and as they quickly grow and move up the food chain and become elite predators they start to show thier stripes .
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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
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby PolishPuff » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:35 am

Terrance wrote:I used to have 4 Aquaclear 110s on my 120g. It looked weird because I could only fit 2 in the back, so I sold the other 2 (imagine the eye sore).

Now I have ~1000gph in my 120. I want to increase my gph. I was thinking about adding a canister to save space and filter more water. Then someone recommended me to buy a powerhead/circulation pump. I'm looking at this product: http://www.amazon.com/Hydor-Koralia-Evo ... 514&sr=8-1


LOL I just got one yesterday, exactly the same one.
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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby jus85411 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:23 am

awesome find on the fahaka! love the juvenile colors, cant wait to see him get big!

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:07 am

Pufferpunk wrote:It'll take him a while to go from mottled to good stripes. Glad he ate the medicated food. Feed it to him for a week, if you can.


The bottle says to dose the water once every 3-5 days. That doesn't apply when I soak the food, correct? I can just soak everyday for 1 week? Or soak his food once every 3-5 days? I have 16oz Vitachem to soak his food for the next several months :) It looks really potent.
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Terrance

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Pufferpunk » Sat Jan 07, 2012 1:59 am

All his meals for a week should be medicated.
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 Terrance » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:34 am

I only got him to eat medicated food 3 out of 6 days. Good enough?

I already bought some circulation pumps to help circulate the tank. What if I save the 2 circulation pumps for a future SW (ceylon?) setup and get a wet/dry system?

I could use my 2 HOB Aquaclear (<1000gph) + Eshopps wet/dry filters (<600gph). Thoughts?
Kind regards,
Terrance

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby borgey » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:14 pm

While AquaClears are the best HOB filters you can buy (in my opinion) I would WITHOUT a doubt get a canister filter for this setup. Congrats on the Fahaka by the way! I've been looking for one locally for a year now with no luck at all.

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Re: Say Hello to this Fahaka

Postby Terrance » Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:55 pm

I'm done medicating. I started last Tuesday and today is his fasting day.

I added 2 Fluval FX5 along with the 2 Aquaclear 110s. Now I got a total of 3000gph flowing through the tank :)
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Terrance


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