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by Anjin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overfeeding Puffers
Replies: 198
Views: 44794

Re: Overfeeding Puffers

My missus and I were pondering the concept of overfeeding. We considered the rules of evolution, as well what we might presume might be rules of creation. For example, a puffer is a top level predator. Not just a little puff ball that floats about, but they own their environments. Yet they carry two...
by Anjin
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overfeeding Puffers
Replies: 198
Views: 44794

Re: Overfeeding Puffers

We decided to name our fahaka Huey, because of the helicopter like hovering and movement. I flew for the Army, so it felt right. Regardless... Huey today figured out how to pry the freshwater limpets off the glass. I am impressed, because I really thought those would be impossible to remove from the...
by Anjin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Python Water Changer?
Replies: 19
Views: 6579

Re: Python Water Changer?

I know this is an old post, but... Most home stores, like Home Depot, Lowes, etc will carry a wide assortment of adapters that should fit one of the included python tips. Start by removing the aerator on your facet. Or, try a differing sink. Perhaps you can get a better fit in the laundry or bathroo...
by Anjin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overfeeding Puffers
Replies: 198
Views: 44794

Re: Overfeeding Puffers

I dump a bunch of scuds in the tank every few days. My baby fahaka loves to chase them for the prize. Action/reaction and plenty of exercise chasing the tiny little morsels about. I did have a half dozen cherry shrimp in there, as well some amano and a couple otos. Plus one golden snail the size of ...
by Anjin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Asian Supermarket Snails?
Replies: 5
Views: 1120

Re: Asian Supermarket Snails?

Do you have pictures of the snails? Many asian markets will carry live whelks, a popular asian treat. Some Chinese stores will carry various types of fresh water snails, but due to import rules, most will be cooked or prepared in some way. But with some photos, identification is pretty easy. How abo...
by Anjin
Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi folks, proud Fahaka owner joining the party.
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Hi folks, proud Fahaka owner joining the party.

I am a new aquarist that got started because the kids wanted a betta. As the boy progressed to 4 or 5 tanks, and we were wandering through fish stores every other day it seemed, least once a week, I found myself attracted to a particular Jack Dempsey that looked so forlorn in a tiny tank at Petsmart...