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WileyPuffer
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New Here

Post by WileyPuffer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:43 am

Hello Everyone.. Im William from MN. I am a proud owner of a baby Fahaka Puffer. (About 2") ive had him for about 2 months. Right now he is housed in a 30gal. More of a quarantine tank. He has/had Camallanus worms. Been soaking his food in Fish Bendazole and 30% wc every 3 days. He was quite infested when i got him. After 3 doses i dont see anymore hanging out his butt. Hes very active and eats like crazy. I plan on doing 2 more treatment just to be safe before he goes to his new home I have a cycled 125gal up and running. It houses my 9" Green Terror, 3" Oscar and 3" Firemouth. The GT and Ocsar will be moving into a 75 gal after i finish the stand and canopy. Firemouth will stay with puffer.
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Pufferpunk
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Re: New Here

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:28 am

[welcome]
Firemouth will most likely be food for your fahaka.
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!"

WileyPuffer
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Re: New Here

Post by WileyPuffer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:54 am

The Firemouth will be moved once i finish my 2 75gal tanks. The 2nd 75 will be for a pair of Abei or some active puffer.

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31089
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: New Here

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:22 pm

He may not last the night.
I would not suggest keeping more than 1 abei. Good luck finding one, I've been trying for years... Ordered on from a photo & was sent a turgidus.
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!"

WileyPuffer
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Re: New Here

Post by WileyPuffer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:06 pm

Thats what i hear. Im determined to find one

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Re: New Here

Post by WileyPuffer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:33 pm

The Fahaka has been living with mollies and platys that are in my quarantine tank. He nipped a few tails but all are still living. They just know to stay out of his way.

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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: New Here

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:30 pm

Not a fun life for them...
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 Here

Post by WileyPuffer » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:30 pm

Well it must be a pretty good life.. Lol I got about 15 platy fry i just in the plants. Hes definitely more timid. Even during feeding time. He waits till the big platys eat their portion of frozen shrimp hed rather pick up scraps. I figured he would chase them and they would have been eaten 2 months ago. My Chinese algae eater is the only one who has had his tail nipped. But havent lost one and like i said we have platy fry. Maybe I can train him to know that those arent food and im the beholder of food.. Probably not. Lol

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