Feeding my fahaka

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Feeding my fahaka

Post by Studiobat » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:49 am

Hello fish friends!!
We recently purchased a baby fahaka who is around 3" in length. We are feeding frozen mysis shrimp, daphnia, blood worms, live snails and he has a few minnows in there. I will be trying to feed him earth worms as well. What else does everyone feed their Fahaka?? He isn't picky, and I love to offer the largest variety that I can! Thanks!

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Re: Feeding my fahaka

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:27 am

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I would consider mysis & daphnia a bit small for a 3" fahaka, causing more mess than necessary. Does he search the tank to get all of the food?

Better to use earthworms, bloodworms (in a cone feeder), pieces of shrimp/scallop, mussels (cracked open), krill.
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Re: Feeding my fahaka

Post by Studiobat » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 am

I leave the block frozen and he take the entire block, sticks it in his "tree" and then eats the whole thing! Do the clams/muscles have to be freshwater?

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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: Feeding my fahaka

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:05 pm

Do NOT feed your fish frozen food. It is really bad for their digestive system. Be sure to defrost (I add vitamins in there, too) & drain off any liquid. FW foods are recommended to feed to FW fish.
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