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by TrevorA
Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Pufferpunk wrote:Can't see his true waistline that way then.
Fair enough, I've just checked and it was over 3 hours ago I fed him, days flying past, so he wouldn't be far off I guess.
by TrevorA
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:45 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Pufferpunk wrote:Is this right after a meal?
About an hour after, he's got a lumpy belly immediately after, then it smooths then it gradually goes down until the next day.
by TrevorA
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

@Pufferpunk, what do you think of his size/weight now, he's a little full after just finishing a muscle but looks so much healthier and better coloured, but I think he's tending towards the chubby side now:) Although still less than my GSPs but he was so skinny before. http://i1377.photobucket.com/a...
by TrevorA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Pufferpunk wrote:You need to worry about his teeth, always! I just fed Filbert about 100 snails I got at the fish swap.
Ah that's what I was after:) right from a baby? Same with GSPs?
by TrevorA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

I like that idea, could manage that with the muscles I reckon.

Really not sure what size/age I need to start worrying about his teeth and getting shells down him though, and my GSPs
by TrevorA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Tried him again with a big cocktail over the last few days, nibbles cockles but not keen, won't touch prawns or crayfish tails, but he loves Muscles! I think he's now verging on the almost chunky size :)

But only getting worms and muscles down him, however I'm very pleased with progress.
by TrevorA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: miss sold puffer need help!
Replies: 15
Views: 3021

Re: miss sold puffer need help!

I've ordered one gsp, some salt, and a hydrometer My fiance is heading to florida at the end of the month with my son , so said she will pick me up a refractometer as it will work out cheaper than the UK, also when she is back I can buy a new tank , so the gsp will have a bigger tank in 2 months po...
by TrevorA
Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure 8 Save-ME
Replies: 29
Views: 3672

Re: Sick Figure 8 Save-ME

Well, I am always getting my F8 from the same store, same source, because very hard in Brazil and even find these types of Baiacú, in fact, everything I know about mostly about the baiacús F8 was acquired here at the courthouse. I do not understand exactly what you said about the ciclideo, but if I...
by TrevorA
Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pick a puffer
Replies: 15
Views: 3047

Re: Pick a puffer

I have only had my Fahaka a couple of weeks but think he's brilliant. He's always floating about when we're in the room, he goes for a good 81- hour sleep every night once his lights are off, buried in his sand duvet. And if we keep him up late watching telly he won't get up the next morning until h...
by TrevorA
Tue Aug 19, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Pufferpunk wrote:At this point just get him fattened up, then worry about switching foods.
Sounds a good plan, how far off is he do you think from a healthy weight for his size?
by TrevorA
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New figure 8 help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: New figure 8 help!

I thought, from previous posts I've read, that Protozin was OK to use?
by TrevorA
Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

I still can't get him off anything but worms:) But I think he's looking more healthy and active. http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/trevor_austin1/image_zps59d032de.jpeg http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/trevor_austin1/image3_zpse1a104e9.jpeg http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah48/tre...
by TrevorA
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:44 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

Try live food: small crays, fiddler crabs, gut-loaded ghost shrimp. Are you wiggling dead foods in front of him? Might have to bounce it off a thread. I've tried suspending it on thread, but he just appears a little scared of it. I'll try and find some live Crays but I've also got some long forceps...
by TrevorA
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Near GSP disaster
Replies: 2
Views: 639

Near GSP disaster

I was doing a water change this morning, which I do siphoning out buckets of water using a piece of hose and disposing of the waste down the toilet pan, the tank is upstairs. Today I started like normal and the flow got quite weak then picked up again, I blew down the pipe and started it again. Went...
by TrevorA
Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka questions
Replies: 47
Views: 6815

Re: Fahaka questions

He's eating 3 worms a day at the moment, eats the lot except about 1cm round the 'saddle' consistent every time :) But he will not touch anything else, if I put a crayfish tail or prawn in there, he goes to look then comes back to the glass to do more wormdance until I give in. I've tried feeding hi...