Baby Fahaka Puffer not growing

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Baby Fahaka Puffer not growing

Post by Gatortrax » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:18 pm

I purchased a baby 1” fahaka from my lfs and have had him for about two months. I feed him twice a day with either snails, bloodworms, or thawed cut up pieces of clam. He is in a bare bottom 10 gallon tank by himself with a floating piece of anubias, a cave, and a sponge filter. I am hoping to start a scud culture for him soon. I change 25% of the water every two weeks. He eats ferociously (even for his size) and passes his food clean so I do not suspect IP’s. He has not grown since I got him and it is starting to worry me. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Baby Fahaka Puffer not growing

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:55 pm

I would go ahead & treat him for IPs. Also, be sure to soak all his food in fish vitamins, like VitaChem.
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Re: Baby Fahaka Puffer not growing

Post by SAPpyPuffer » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:26 pm

Though he is only an inch, his growth can still be stunted based on living conditions. I don’t think a ten gallon is too small, but do you know what the LFS kept him in and fed him? He could also just be a slow grower, if he is eating fine.
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