Fahaka arrived

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NJD
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Fahaka arrived

Post by NJD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:45 am

Hi,

Finally went to the LFS to pick up my Fahaka. I've included pics below of his tank and a pic of him.

At the moment he looks a bit lost in that tank however he seems to be loving it (I guess it's like a palace to him compared to the LFS tank!). Can't wait to see him grow!.

I introduced him yesterday. I saw him eat some brine shrimp in the store and he ate that well. He's now swimming around the tank and attacking anything that looks even vaguely like a snail!!

I am going to order some frozen snails and so I have a constantly supply of them (defrosting them before feeding!). Although he's small I think if I crush them a bit he will manage. I will also try jumbo shrimp/white fish fillets cut into small pieces.

I have a spare 180L tank at the moment so may use that to try breed red cherry shrimp (and gutload these) and also snails.

Once he's eating well and I can spot his fave food, I'll use a de-wormer in the next week or two just in case.

Thanks.
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Re: Fahaka arrived

Post by NJD » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:46 am

pic of tank
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Re: Fahaka arrived

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:41 pm

Congrats! I hope he gives you a lifetime of entertainment. Mine lived 19 years.
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 arrived

Post by NJD » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks PP! I think he's already grown.

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Re: Fahaka arrived

Post by Big_Fahaka » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:29 pm

This is my first response on here and please take it the right way as this is from the best place possible. As a large aquarium owner and a carpenter, I just gotta ask if that stand is meant for that tank? It looks like from the pic that the edges are not supported and hate to see a post from you that the stand gave out. If you google wet weight of aquariums and look at your dimensions you'll be surprised how heavy they are compared to how cheap the stands are built (my 65gal is just under 700lbs full). Again, Congratulations on the Fahaka, we've had ours for about 8 months and he's easily become the family pet favorite over the cat and dog. B

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C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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burrfish
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Re: Fahaka arrived

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 am

Thanks for noticing that! I agree 100%.
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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