It is what ails?

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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.

It is what ails?

Postby T.k on Mon Mar 19, 2012 6:53 am

It is what ails?
Loss of balance and breathing very breath, not as Lean belly


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Re: It is what ails?

Postby suvattii2012 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:04 am

It's dying from bad water conditions probley seen as you don't have a clue.
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby Donna_G on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:33 am

Have you tested your water? How big is the tank and how many puffers?
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby T.k on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:50 am

NH4=0, NO2=0, NO3=50mg/l
6cm . 2 years old
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby Pufferpunk on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:53 am

NO3=50mg/l
Should be be below 20. Do a 70% water change.
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby Donna_G on Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:55 am

How many puffers are in the tank?
How many litres is the tank?
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby T.k on Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:23 pm

Donna_G wrote:How many puffers are in the tank?
How many litres is the tank?

14
324L
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby suvattii2012 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:32 pm

T.k wrote:
Donna_G wrote:How many puffers are in the tank?
How many litres is the tank?

14
324L




Is that about 70 gallons? Does it have a real filter with the 14 puffers? You should have way less puffers in there. 5 gallons is not enough for anything but mabie one dwarf puffer.
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby bertie 83 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:22 pm

This is why you need to listen to us tk. If you don't start improving their living conditions they will keep dying
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby T.k on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:11 pm

bertie 83 wrote:This is why you need to listen to us tk. If you don't start improving their living conditions they will keep dying

Yes, i do. But i want to know what it is sick
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby Donna_G on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:18 pm

You need to start rehoming most of those puffers, if you don't have any suitable spare tanks. Are they all GSP's? Because they need marine conditions to thrive.
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby Donna_G on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:23 pm

T.k wrote:
bertie 83 wrote:This is why you need to listen to us tk. If you don't start improving their living conditions they will keep dying

Yes, i do. But i want to know what it is sick


Your puffers sick because there are too many, in too small a tank and not the right environment for that type of puffer. If no changes are made, you will keep having sick or dying puffers :(
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Re: It is what ails?

Postby J-P on Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:42 pm

It could be nitrite poisoning or Ich.
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