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Old 05-18-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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My fahaka puffer

My fahaka puffer is starting to grow finally.
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Old 05-18-2012, 10:09 PM   #2
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Cool. How big is he now? My little fellow is at 4inches now. He was 2inches when i got him in december 2011. Im thinking he still have some internal parasite slowing down his growth or he naturally is a slow grower. I have heard of fahakas from certain areas of the world that are smaller than the average 18inch as an adult.
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He's grown about an inch, so he's about 3" now, it was like he wasn't growing wasn't growing them boom he grew an inch. I think he ate my fire eel though.
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From what I read they're supposed to grow an inch a month for the first year. I have a crayfish In with mine and he's been munching on him since he was little.
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lol crayfish must be fighting for survival. I'm trying to fix my leak in my tank system and then get some sand for burying. I'm really excited to see some these guys bury.
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I have two puffers and a descent sand bed and neither of them bury themselves. I've got an amazon puffer too, can't find another one anywhere, but trying to. He swims around crazy all day long and the fahaka rarely stops either.
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What kind of sand are you planning on using in yours? I have pool filter sand and 4 bags of black sand from Petco as the bed.
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Spectra quartz sand. I bought 100lbs of black sand, but im not sure if i like the look of black. I might go for the natural light brown color.
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Yeah I got tons of that about a mile away attached to a huge lake lol.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:32 PM   #10
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Here is my little fellow eating. I accidently overfed him. Video doesn't show all the color. Tail looks amazing!

Barney Fahaka Puffer Eating - YouTube
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