Fungus on puffer

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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: Fungus on puffer

Postby Pufferpunk on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:54 am

Keep up with the Melafix, until it looks healed.
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby suvattii2012 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:40 am

Hardly any sign now it's some good stuff. It looked so bad i thought the fish would die at first now it looks a tiny bit white and the skin is healed just about.
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:01 am

That's great news fella
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby suvattii2012 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:04 pm

bertie 83 wrote:That's great news fella


yeah, cheers mate. :thumb:
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby bertie 83 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:43 pm

If poss upload a pic so we can see how far along it is on the path of healage
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby suvattii2012 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:28 am

I will be able to grab a video when i feed before a water change today.
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Re: Fungus on puffer

Postby suvattii2012 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:18 am

Still not great but it looks much better then it did.

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