Fahaka Puffer care

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cagriturk
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Fahaka Puffer care

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Hello friends,
Im new in this group. I've been feeding fish for 15 years(generally south american cichlids) but first time im feeding puffers. Last week i bought 2 fahaka puffer fishes. They r more less 4cm/1,5inc. I puted they to my empty quarantine aquarium(50*50*50cm/125lt). I give them mussels, shrimp, and bloodworm. 2 times feeding in a day. Im not started to gave shelled snails or something cuz im thinking they cant eat for now.
2 Times water change in a weak + after water changes im adding "reeflowers mineral gh+" for a calcium. Cuz all Fishes need calcium when they growing. Idk did i wrong or do u any advice for they :?: Thank you :)
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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
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Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
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Re: Fahaka Puffer care

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Welcome! Please return 1 of those puffers as they will fight to the death!

https://www.pufferfishenthusiastsworldw ... care-sheet
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: Fahaka Puffer care

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Thank you.
I bought two fishes cuz they came from realy faraway and i scared to lost it :) I have 150*60*65h cm aquarium but fishes size makes me worry. I just wanted to make sure they were eating well. So i can move one to my main aquarium its totaly empty and ready for puffer :)

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31832
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
Contact:

Re: Fahaka Puffer care

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Lovely tank, your puffer will love it! Will you be re-homing the other one?
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: Fahaka Puffer care

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Thank you :) Ill hold other one to my 50*50*50 quarantine aquarium for a while. So i can compare to they which is better. Growin tank or big and decorated tank. Which one will grow faster or like this and i can get some experience on they.
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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: Fahaka Puffer care

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Did you read that article I linked you to?
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: Fahaka Puffer care

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Yes I read it all. " we don't actually recommend grow out tanks for this species. " It's going to be like an experiment. I will compare 2 different situations. :) which is better.
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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
Contact:

Re: Fahaka Puffer care

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My 1 inch fellow went right into his 120 gallon tank.
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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