Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

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powerfulthoughtz
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Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by powerfulthoughtz » Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:28 pm

I have had puffers in the past and obtained 3 fahaka puffers from my lfs 3 months ago. Two are about the same size and then the last one is probably twice the size of the other two. It is very much rounder than the two smaller ones as well. This bigger, rounder one has been acting weird when I noticed it staying at the bottom. I was fearing disease or depression and have been keeping a closer eye on it and noticed that one of the smaller ones keeps laying on top of the big one which is at the bottom.

So, the bigger one is doing every thing it was doing before, just looking kind of lazy nowadays and just stays at the bottom if it isn't looking for food. The thing is, one of the smaller ones is staying at top of the bigger one. Looking like it is just laying on top of the bigger one.

I do not think they are breeding although the smaller one is being very territorial as to lash out at the other smaller one when it gets close to these two. Also, I am assuming the other one is lashing out at the bigger one when they are all on the hunt, basically making the bigger one flee to the other side of the tank when they hunt the ghost shrimp when I feed them.

Any idea on what is going on with these three and why the two are laying with each other?

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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 24, 2016 11:29 pm

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 Puffer Breeding?

Post by pufferjkb » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:27 am

How do fahakas breed in the wild without killing each other?

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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by powerfulthoughtz » Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:44 am

Hey, Thanks a lot for the feed back....

I have read the comments and was watching these lil guys... I believe the big puffer is in fact, a female puffer... with that being said, I have noticed her changing color frequently, mostly a darkish black hue and probably has temperament of what is described to be a female lololol (just kidding)... but i have also noticed her variation in sizes (like mentions of them laying eggs and all)... my main was wondering in why the smaller one lays on top of her (literally)... with that being said, i understand that i need to get a bigger tank because a 29 gallon is going to just create problems with the habitat... I will soon be updating with a new 75 gallon (or more) in the upcoming future lol.... thanks again for the information, i really appreciate it!!

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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by pokeystar » Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:45 am

pufferjkb wrote:How do fahakas breed in the wild without killing each other?
carefully

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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:23 am

Scientists are not sure how they breed in the wild without killing each other. It's survival of the fittest, for sure!

I wouldn't be attempting this at all. Eventually, you will wind up with 0 puffers. How large is the tank? Is it HEAVILY decorated? Do each fish have their own cave territory? In spite of all this--even if you do--it will end badly, I guarantee you. :(
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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by Neri123 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:06 am

I think it's because of the size of the tank.

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C valentini
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C papuan
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Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 03, 2016 8:47 pm

That won't matter for long...
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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