Fahaka eating algae

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Fahaka eating algae

Post by loginthesand » Fri May 06, 2016 11:41 pm

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You can see the hair algae exiting his rear, has anyone seen or heard of this. Do you tink he just lile the taste?
Should I be concerned?
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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by pokeystar » Sat May 07, 2016 4:51 am

Have you seen the puffer eating the algae? What is the puffer eating? It might be that the algae is eaten as the puffer consumes other food i.e in snails stomachs.

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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by bertie 83 » Mon May 09, 2016 8:28 pm

I agree probably taken as he eats snails from the algae.
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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by loginthesand » Mon May 09, 2016 8:52 pm

Cheers for the replies. Hes does get pond snails, as well as pellets, shrimp, muscle, and crabs. however the algae in the pond doesnt looke the same as this. This looks like the long green hair algae that is in a couple of spots in his tank. Do you think hes just eating it when he targets his food as
by-catch?

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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by bertie 83 » Tue May 10, 2016 6:03 am

Yes, if a piece of food/ snail is on it he will grab the lot.
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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by G S P Freak » Wed May 11, 2016 6:45 pm

I wouldn't worry about it. I've seen my f8 puffer actively "graze" on algae on rocks. It's not going to hurt him, think of it as some much needed fiber!
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Re: Fahaka eating algae

Post by sgtmyers88 » Wed May 11, 2016 10:57 pm

My largest GSP munches on marine algae all the time. No big deal.
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