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Re: Poisoned Tank

No offense, but I'm not going to remove everything and clean the tank with bleach. Thing is, right now I've got a large population of cherry shrimp in the tank, and I also have plants that have taken me months to grow on. So I'd be throwing all of that out, and I just can't see doing that. I think w...
by pufferpuggirl
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:53 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Poisoned Tank

It's only been without a puffer since Sunday, the 24th ... would I have lost significant bacteria in that time? And if I do get another puffer, it won't be very big, as the only one's I can source are rather small. And if necessary, I can always remove another filter from one of my other tanks to up...
by pufferpuggirl
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:56 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Poisoned Tank

To be honest, I haven't had to do water measurements in years. All of my puffers are doing well, so I don't actually own a water test kit. As for temperature, all of my tanks run about 80F, some just under that temp. The reason I think it was the tile is because nothing's changed in that tank for 2 ...
by pufferpuggirl
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Poisoned Tank

I know, it was a stupid decision to put that tile in there ..... sometimes people just do stupid things. And trust me, I've regretted it after losing two puffers, and two that I cannot replace so easily either. I'm not sure what to do .... it's a lovely tank, very heavily planted, so I'd like to mak...
by pufferpuggirl
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:46 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Poisoned Tank

Hey everyone. I have a situation I am hoping you can help me with. Last week a Cutcutia puffer I had died. He had been fine the evening before, eating and doing his normal thing. I had done a water change 2 days prior to his death. I had him for 2 years. And I thought he just died from natural cause...
by pufferpuggirl
Wed Jul 27, 2016 10:28 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 10
Views: 187

Re: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank

Erratic weather?! Try living in England!!! :)
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:59 am
 
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank

Okay thanks, I will check it out. The reason I asked where you were in Maryland is that's my birth state. I was born in Baltimore, but lived in Pasadena, Anne Arundel County. Haven't been to Maryland since 2000 ... but have fond memories. I also lived for about 5 years down below Cambridge, on the C...
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:21 am
 
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank

Yeah, I don't mean to sound stupid ... but I'm a bit lame when it comes to math. So anything that explains things easily is good for me. And I no longer have a thing to gauge specific gravity, so I really need something simple. What part of Maryland are you from Hillehaus, if you don't mind me asking?
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:41 am
 
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank

Hey, it's been a while since I've had a brackish puffer. I keep mudskippers, which are brackish, but they are different in that I can make up the water to the strength it needs to be and they are okay with it. I have just recently gotten a little Figure 8 puffer and as he came from a supplier that k...
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:22 am
 
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Converting Freshwater Tank to Brackish Water Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Worming My Congo Puffer

So you don't think puffers absorb medications through their skin at all? If they are so sensitive to chemicals, I think they must .... and it's worked before, but we'll see. I have never had good results dosing food, as the puffer usually doesn't eat it.
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Worming My Congo Puffer
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Worming My Congo Puffer

So I've had my Congo puffer just less than a month (got him 14 November), and I did a worming with praziquantel immediately, even though he wasn't showing any real effects from parasites. I did notice that ever since having him, he wouldn't open his tail, he would keep it very tightly closed, and he...
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:49 am
 
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Worming My Congo Puffer
Replies: 20
Views: 1544

Re: New Arrivals Doing Well - Maybe

I think I may have been a bit premature with my previous posting. Last night I noticed what every puffer owner dreads and that's the "string of pearls" poop. It was in my Congo puffer's tank. I also noticed more this afternoon when I went up to have a look at him. Last night his belly was ...
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:12 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Arrivals Doing Well
Replies: 2
Views: 507

New Arrivals Doing Well

So a couple of weeks ago I ordered a couple of puffers from a private seller who has a license to buy wholesale. Turns out it was a great deal. Not only were the puffers priced so much lower than any fish store or fish delivery service, but I got to go and pick up the puffers myself, so not as much ...
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:58 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Arrivals Doing Well
Replies: 2
Views: 507

Re: Back After Long Absence

Pufferpunk wrote:They actually spammed the TPF FB page with hundreds of posts I had to remove.


That is typical of the immaturity I have found with Facebook groups, the only ones I feel sorry for are the poor puffers who find themselves in their care. :(
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:44 am
 
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Back After Long Absence
Replies: 17
Views: 1826

Re: Back After Long Absence

They aren't worth it Jeni .... because I couldn't pick up a Leiurus puffer when the guy wanted, he sold it for £3!!!! And it's not just that, it's someone saying he had a GSP in a 10-gallon tank and no one chastised him for it but me. And much more stupid stuff. I know people have to learn, but come...
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:05 pm
 
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Back After Long Absence
Replies: 17
Views: 1826
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