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Bradley Moles

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Please only comment if you own or have a lot of experience with a fahaka.

I plan on buying a 3-4” fahaka for a 100 gallon octagon aquarium with a 50 gallon inverted extension above it. I know fahakas can get really mean and mates are a hit and miss.

Here are some options I’m considering:
Black knife fish
Pleco(already have an 8” to move)
Tons of guppies

Looking to expand the list of ideas.
Let me know if you think my current list will fail.
 

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I hope you think of the guppies as feeders...
 

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I keep many Freshwater puffers. Fahaka being one of them. I've kept different fish throughout him growing up. I've pulled many of his mates out. The only one he leaves alone is a 6-7 inch male bristlenose pleco. They can get very aggressive but a fun fish to keep. Good luck and you'll be a happy owner of a beautiful puffer with lots of personality.
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bridralliw132 said:
I keep many Freshwater puffers. Fahaka being one of them. I've kept different fish throughout him growing up. I've pulled many of his mates out. The only one he leaves alone is a 6-7 inch male bristlenose pleco. They can get very aggressive but a fun fish to keep. Good luck and you'll be a happy owner of a beautiful puffer with lots of personality.
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Thank you for the pictures. Would a black ghost knife or a fire eel potentially work with a fahaka? Also if you have a video of that whole aquarium I’d love to see it.
 

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Bradley Moles said:
Thank you for the pictures. Would a black ghost knife or a fire eel potentially work with a fahaka? Also if you have a video of that whole aquarium I’d love to see it.
I think the black ghost knife will eventually become dinner. I always say try what you want just watch out for aggressive behavior. Have a back up plan.
 

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