Farhaka fan...any help appreciated

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Paulnewbie
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Farhaka fan...any help appreciated

Post by Paulnewbie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:20 pm

Hi. I am new to this forum and I live in the uk. I have kept all kinds of different fish and now have my first puffer. I have a one inch baby Fahaka. He is in a 6 x 2 x 2 with 2 x 300 watt Oase heaters, 2 x FX4 filters and an air stone. Tank has sand subsrate with various Jarva Fern on blunt driftwoid and a large area of Amazon Swords. I feed Ramshorn snails, earthworms, cockle on half shell, bloodworm, shrimp and frzon chopped mussel. I do 40% partial water changes every three days which I have preheated, gassed off and prime added before going into the tank. I keep it at 27 ° Amm 0 Nitrite 0 Nitrate <10
Ph 7.5 Any other suggestions would be appreciated. :?: Love this informative forum.

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Re: Farhaka fan...any help appreciated

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 am

Sounds like you are a great fishkeeper! Keep up the good work & you will be rewarded for many, many years by this comical, interactive, personable puffer.
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: Farhaka fan...any help appreciated

Post by Paulnewbie » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:31 pm

Hey Pufferpunk.
Now the Farhaka Puffer is gaining size and bulk I would like to worm him. Can I use over the counter meds from a lfs with fear?

Also can I try a few rainbow fish as dither fish?

Kind regards Paul

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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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: Farhaka fan...any help appreciated

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:25 pm

Any fish you add to your fahaka's tank are "food reserves".
You can purchase Metro or Prazi at a decent LFS for de-worming.
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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