Congo puffer was sick

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.

Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:29 pm

Can you post a more recent pic of the recovering fish? He's far from being healthy I'm sure & needs daily monitoring & care.
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: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:15 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Can you post a more recent pic of the recovering fish? He's far from being healthy I'm sure & needs daily monitoring & care.

Friday I can take pictures
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:19 pm

Aren't you leaving then?
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: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:Aren't you leaving then?

My mother to help me take care of them....
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby puffykid on Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:42 am

make sure she has a list of stuff she needs to do for the congo,to make sure she monitors him,and that she should call you if something changes. Maybe make sure she knows how to do water tests to check parameters?
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:23 am

Pufferpunk wrote:Can you post a more recent pic of the recovering fish? He's far from being healthy I'm sure & needs daily monitoring & care.


Image

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And,I will continue to observe.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby scpion on Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:33 am

Ah.. Good to see its getting much better! Wouldn't hurt to add in melafix to help with the healing.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:50 am

He does look much better, good job! He needs fine sand to burrow in though. About 3" and it needs to be stirred thoroughly, every week.
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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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
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