New Fahaka puffer

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Bowser89
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New Fahaka puffer

Post by Bowser89 » Sun May 21, 2017 12:24 pm

After doing a butt load of reading on puffer fish in general,
I finally narrowed my search down to the Fahaka! After setting up my tank and allowing it to cycle I was off to my local fish store to order my puffer!

Fast forward (1month) Albert is doing great and has grown over a half inch to a total of 1.5" He's is loving snails, ghost shrimp, and some times frozen blood warms.

My question is, I've read a bunch about de Worming Mbus because they are wild caught. But with the fahaka being Captive bread, should I DE worm him aswell? I've noticed somtimes his poop hangs around for up to an hour or more before being able to release it. Is this normal or could he have parasites?

Sorry for the Grammer issues :/

Thanks for any info on #2 issues or habits you could shed light on for me:)

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Re: New Fahaka puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 21, 2017 1:51 pm

Who told you the fahaka was captive-bread? I would definitely consider that it is certainly not. Does he show any signs of IPs? I think not, if he's growing so quickly.
There are lots of other foods to offer him: library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
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: New Fahaka puffer

Post by Bowser89 » Sun May 21, 2017 2:01 pm

He seems healthy and happy, just that his solid poops seem to hang on longer than any other fish I've ever kept. Just wondering if that's normal for young/small puffers or if it was a warning sign of warms or somthing.

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Re: New Fahaka puffer

Post by hadla » Sun May 21, 2017 2:33 pm

You can always just treat to be on the safe side
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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Re: New Fahaka puffer

Post by Bowser89 » Sun May 21, 2017 2:36 pm

In you opinion, what's the best product out there for treatment?

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C valentini
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C papuan
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Re: New Fahaka puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun May 21, 2017 3:10 pm

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: New Fahaka puffer

Post by hadla » Sun May 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Prazipro :) cheap on amazon
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Re: New Fahaka puffer

Post by Bowser89 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:38 pm

Awsome, thanks for the quick replys! Much appreciated!

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