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Juvenile Fahaka puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by olliesworld » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:48 pm

Hi All, I am new to the forum and wanted to introduce you to Ollie, juvenile Fahaka puffer who has me wrapped around his fin. He is shown here hunting snails in a corner of his 110 gal planted tank. I know I need a larger one as he grows! Thanks for all the tips to keep him healthy, I have been enjoying the forum this morning in Northern California.
baby Ollie in a corner of his tank 2.jpg
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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by Iliveinazoo » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:19 pm

I do like the look of those puffs - if only I had space for one!....

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:40 am

Hi Ollie!
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by bertie 83 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:20 pm

Welcome to the forum
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by olliesworld » Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:58 pm

Thank you everyone! These topics are so helpful. I want this little guy to live as long as he possibly can. Such a little clown!

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:33 pm

Mine is over 18 years old.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by pokeystar » Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:50 am

My advice would if not already done treat for Internal parasites. Chances are he has some and if they start to effect him it's much harder to treat. Precautionary treatment rocks

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by olliesworld » Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:00 am

I love hearing about the 18 year old puffer! Awesome.
Re the parasites, I got Ollie as a small fry the size of my fingernail. He was purchased from a tank at my fave fish shop, containing 25 the same size. Do you think they were wild caught? He is now four inches long, super healthy and happy. Has a group of guppies in the big tank with him as well, they are healthy and breeding. Ollie always acts dramatically (theatrically) hungry, great appetite.
Happy to treat him if needed but I hate to alter anything if not necessary!
Thoughts? Thanks in advance!

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suvattii
burrfish
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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:56 pm

I doubt they're not wild-caught.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by olliesworld » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:27 pm

Thank you! Treated!

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Re: Juvenile Fahaka puffer - new, just saying hi

Post by olliesworld » Wed May 31, 2017 12:25 am

Ollie has grown SO quickly! About 7 inches long now. I set up his 180 gallon tank and am conditioning it now. He needs more swimming room than his current 110 gal. My buddy, I am still wrapped around his little fin!
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Ollie- Fahaka puffer. I am wrapped around his fin!

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