Congo puffer was sick

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Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:17 am

Congo puffer was sick

1) My water parameters - pH:6, Ammonia:0, Nitrite:0 , Nitrates:0
2) Tank size:30x30x30, Shrimp
3) One week changing the water one-third
4) no changes
5) Two months

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I think it should be the relationship of the water mold ,and now existing drug
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby scpion on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:36 am

Your water reading seems very wrong... As far as I remembered, there no plants in the tanks. There is nothing to absorb the no3. 1/3 water change does not seems enough to have this effect.

Illness looks fungus to me.. I am bad with med so just wait for others to chime in.

Btw I read that the 2 congos and the fahaka used to share the same system.. So watch out for them too. The last 2 pics just looked like normal waste.. Where is that pictured?
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:52 am

scpion wrote:Your water reading seems very wrong... As far as I remembered, there no plants in the tanks. There is nothing to absorb the no3. 1/3 water change does not seems enough to have this effect.

Illness looks fungus to me.. I am bad with med so just wait for others to chime in.

Btw I read that the 2 congos and the fahaka used to share the same system.. So watch out for them too. The last 2 pics just looked like normal waste.. Where is that pictured?


Sorry,empty fish tank running for more than a month, a week ago put the Congo puffer put down
Nitrite higher than normal, just a little bit
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby scpion on Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:04 am

Sorry.. I am going to ask a dumb question... Is the tank cycled? And the kind of filtration that it have now.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:15 am

I believe there is not direct filtration on the Congo's system. At least not in the boxes they were living in. It was only a matter of time, before you were going to start losing your puffers. That looks like a horrible case of ich, followed by a bacterial infection, where the parasites have eaten away at the flesh. Poor puffers... I have a feeling worse is yet to come. :(

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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby scpion on Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:39 am

I just saw the pic on the other thread.. It should be in a 1ft cube with some kind of undergravel filtration system.. The other Congo is in that same tank though..

I dun want to sound harsh.. There seems to be alot of work for u to improve the living conditions of all the various puffers that u have now... We were all bitten by the " puffer bug " once...
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:42 pm

what drugs?
To save the life of the Congo puffer ?
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:21 pm

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 suvattii2012 on Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:27 am

Looks nasty.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:43 am

SEVERE ich infestation. I'm sure this could have been caught earlier.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Sun Mar 11, 2012 3:44 pm

I use of xanthate and fungal drug, so Congo puffer has gradually improved, posted the Reference of thank you
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby suvattii2012 on Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:48 pm

T.k wrote:I use of xanthate and fungal drug, so Congo puffer has gradually improved, posted the Reference of thank you


It dont matter what you do, unless you get REAL filters and LARGER tanks they will all die simple. Fish can't be kept in such conditions like you keep them. BIGGER TANKD REAL FILTERS.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:34 am

I'm glad he's improving but the fight isn't over.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby trekenk on Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:32 am

I believe this guy was/is in with the and other congo and fahaka puffers so keep a close eye on the others for any signs of ich before it get this bad.
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Re: Congo puffer was sick

Postby T.k on Tue Mar 13, 2012 12:22 pm

Pufferpunk wrote:I'm glad he's improving but the fight isn't over.

I have to go to school, to go home after five days,I hope that five days after they have all been recovered :o
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