Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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Pitbullpuff
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Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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Hi All,

I myself just picked up a baby 2” motha fahaka. 220 gallon 3 fx6 filters, established tank with lots of rams and pond snails,(unfortunately some mts I’ve tried to get rid of. I have separate breed tank for snails and scuds/shrimp. Now my question is what will survive the longest that can live with him? Only answers I ever find is “Nothing”. I had 2 figure 8’s with silver moons, archers and dragon goby at one time with no issues. Now the fahaka is a way bigger fish true, so my thoughts are cheap fish that restocking if he likes to eat is no biggie, Neon tetra, danio the smaller ones now as I’m sure the large would bully him, some tetras, guppies, maybe mollies, sword tail. Neon tetra I know are slow and would get picked off the fastest, but what about when he/she is 1’ would it even bother with a crumb sized snack? If anyone with experience with fahaka and dither fish, not so much larger fish as I feel it takes away from there interactions with you, could chime in I’d appreciate it, Cheers.
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Re: Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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99% of fahakas are vicious killers. I had one for 19 years that allowed all sorts of tank mates, although there were a few of them he just didn't take a liking to & killed them. It is very rare to find a fahaka like that. My new guy killed every single tiger barb I had with him, even though they were the same size as him.
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Re: Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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19 years old! That’s awesome!! that must have been a sad day, they are like water puppies. What did work? if you don’t mind me asking, I know every fish has a different personality, I had lots of Red Devils at one time. Some would kill everything and some would tolerate almost anything, it’s always a gamble, I guess mostly I want to make sure no fish will harm puffer if he eats it, disease wise, i will never buy feeders, so maybe danios and killi would be fast enough to keep him entertained and them alive longer. It’s 100% the puffers tank. Just trying to find info but like I said doesn’t seem to be much on food reserves that last.
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Re: Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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I don't think it's a matter of anything "working". Just have to get the right puffer. I'm raising the new guy the exact same way & he'll kill anything in his tank.
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Re: Fahaka, tank mates( food reserves)

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Hi pufferpunk,

Thanks for the input, I guess I won’t know until I try, but to be honest I won’t be that disappointed if it doesn’t work , they are an amazing fish on their own. And live a good amount of time.

Cheers
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