Fahaka Cost

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Rhyanna
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Fahaka Cost

Post by Rhyanna » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:54 pm

My mom recently got a fahaka puffer but she accidentally ordered two. She said i could have the other one but i am insure if i should take him. He is about an inch long right now but i know they get huge. As a person about to start college i just want to know the average cost for feeding him as he grows and when he is full grown.

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Re: Fahaka Cost

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:12 pm

It's not really feeding that is the problem. You can buy most of what he eats in the produce dept of a grocery store. It's the moving back & forth to & from college with a fish that grows VERY quickly & will eventually need a 120g tank, minimally.
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: Fahaka Cost

Post by Rhyanna » Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:52 am

Right, i will be living at home for the entirety of college. I have the means to get a bigger tank when that time comes.

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31554
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, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: Fahaka Cost

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Great to hear but these fish can live up to 20 years. After your 4 years in college--then what?
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: Fahaka Cost

Post by PYRU » Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:31 pm

Moving a puffer 6+ absolutely sucks so I wouldnt wait to long. I would get a drilled tank and make water changes pretty much automated. Your time will be at a premium

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Re: Fahaka Cost

Post by Rhyanna » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:43 pm

Wow i didnt even think about moving him! Thanks this is all really helpful.

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