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when they are very young do they still eat gold fish and what should
I get a fahaka or a Indian puffer a couple figure 8s a couple spotted
and a avocado what would be more interesting
- I know some people with figure 8's which get to be 5"-7". Figure
8 Puffers do better in a brackish tank with a solution of about 1.015
salt ph7.5-8.0. They also like caves to hide in. They eat frozen bloodworm,
frozen shrimp, live guppies. You have to give ALL puffers snails or
crustaceans to file down their bills. If you don't do this they grow
too long and can no longer eat properly, hence they starve. This is
not a fish for the novice. A website with puffer information is www.chunkypuff.net
Check in the pavilion section.
- Click on the funny animal/fish head before going to pavilion. Also
Fahaka are freshwater puffer. There are also saltwater puffer besides
the brackish. Make sure you get it straight on which kind you are
purchasing. If you fail to meet the requirements of your puffer you
will be stressing the fish. Congo and red eyes among others are listed
as freshwater. As I said in my prior post figure 8's are considered
- Sorry to make such a long long thread. Had to mention that the fahaka
is a VERY bad idea. Fourteen inches of aggressive fish and best kept
alone = large tank with one fish. Please check out the link I gave
you. Very good info on puffers and also shows the picture.