Hello - I'm new n need help with identification

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Dhoris
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Hello - I'm new n need help with identification

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Hi, I'm new to rearing pufferfish. Discovered this puffer forum via google and i am very glad to be here. I am from Malaysia. Hope all of you can guide me in rearing this particular fish.

I bought this freshwater puffer today. The LFS told me it is a Fahaka and can grow up to a feet long. Can anyone help confirm it is a Fahaka?
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Re: Hello - I'm new n need help with identification

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Yes, that is a severely emaciated fahaka puffer. Please do treat for internal parasites.
viewtopic.php?f=38&t=28628
library/hospital/internal-parasites-pre ... treatment/
library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
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: Hello - I'm new n need help with identification

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oh gosh! okok. will melafix do? or japanese yellow powder?
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
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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: Hello - I'm new n need help with identification

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Melafix is only an antiseptic, for bacterial issues. No idea what that "yellow powder" is. You need an anti-parasitic.
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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