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GSP sperm?

Postby arn1905 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:23 pm

Hi, i signed up just to ask this question, i had a google but found nothing useful at all. I also attempted to search this forum but it seems to be broken, so here goes. . . .

I came home from work and went to feed by green spotted puffers, got some raw prawn and a little bit of fish to give them, dipped it in and then witnessed the following.

The largest (3 inch)of my puffers began to twitch, like it was having a fit. Then a large stream of white ropey liquid came out for a few seconds (Then another puffer ate some of it.....)

I have no idea what this was, i assumed it was just the puffer ejaculating but thought i would ask just in case it was something serious.

I am now open ears if anyone can help to clarify this,
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby Arny on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:26 pm

It sounds like your puffer has IP (Internal Parasites). You need to Deworm him as soon as possibly
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:29 pm

First off welcome, the search function is currently broken. Where you from? Sounds like egg expelling to me, could be wrong tho. Boy your puffers must like food time lol
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby arn1905 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:36 pm

Arny wrote:It sounds like your puffer has IP (Internal Parasites). You need to Deworm him as soon as possibly


Any other symptoms i should look out for?

I have used IP formula not too long ago and they seem to be eating fine.
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby arn1905 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:38 pm

bertie 83 wrote:First off welcome, the search function is currently broken. Where you from? Sounds like egg expelling to me, could be wrong tho. Boy your puffers must like food time lol


Hertfordshire in England.

That's what i thought.

Saw it shaking and twitching, so thought he might not like the fish.
Then saw all this and thought he must have loved it a bit too much
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby bertie 83 on Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:09 pm

Or she lol. I would treat for ip's just to be safe, make sure you treat the food with a suitable medication, jungle parasite tabs seem to be the favourite on this forum, they seem to get the best results. Was there a noticeable abdomen size difference before and after? If it was indeed eggs it's abdomen would have been swollen prior to expelling. Tell us a little about your set up
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Jun 17, 2012 9:42 pm

3" GSP isn't sexually mature. Probably just pooping. If it's stringy or white, treat for IPs. You must soak their food in the meds.
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby RTR on Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:31 am

I've bred an awful lot of fish and so far as I can recall, I do not remember ever seeing any sperm despite having seen many hundreds of spawnings. But I have never seen puffers spawning.
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby arn1905 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:42 am

Pufferpunk wrote:3" GSP isn't sexually mature. Probably just pooping. If it's stringy or white, treat for IPs. You must soak their food in the meds.


My mistake, he's about 4 inches, the other is about 3.

Looked nothing like his poop.
Had the consistency of sperm and he/she did a little twitching/shaking before expelling it, then went immediately into hiding for some reason.

Unless he/she does have IP.
Treated them for IP just in case.
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby jus85411 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:57 pm

arn1905 wrote: Unless he/she does have IP.
Treated them for IP just in case.

how many treatments are you doing each time you have medicated them? hopefully more than just once, this time and the prior time you treated. only once wouldnt be enough IMO
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby arn1905 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:39 pm

jus85411 wrote:
arn1905 wrote: Unless he/she does have IP.
Treated them for IP just in case.

how many treatments are you doing each time you have medicated them? hopefully more than just once, this time and the prior time you treated. only once wouldnt be enough IMO


I do a treatment then follow it up about 7 days after the initial treatment.
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:57 pm

Which medication are you using? The food should be treated with a suitable med
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Re: GSP sperm?

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:42 pm

Treat every meal for the next 3-5 days.
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