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by dpmom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Deceased F8
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Re: Deceased F8

Yes.
by dpmom
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Deceased F8
Replies: 2
Views: 1094

Deceased F8

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). pH - 8.2 Ammonia - 0 Nitrite - 0 Nitrate - 5 2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. 10 gallons 1 - 1.5" Figure Eight Puffer 3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or hav...
by dpmom
Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:39 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: SG and Ich
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: SG and Ich

Heat actually does kill ich at the proper temps and it is not necessary to clean up the "bodies" of the ich when treating because they are already dead. Canning and Pickling Salt is essentially table salt. It's pure salt, anti-clumping agents that you find in most "table" salts.
by dpmom
Thu Sep 04, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: SG and Ich
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: SG and Ich

I have canning and pickling salt in my fish cabinet, which is the same thing as aquarium salt but loads cheaper. How much should I use? She gets her weekly WC on Saturday, can she wait until then or should i add some now anyways? Is there a particular reason you prefer the salt route to the heat rou...
by dpmom
Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: SG and Ich
Replies: 6
Views: 806

SG and Ich

Okay, so Kai has ich. Can I just raise my temp to 86F to eradicate it or will she not handle that well? Also, I will be getting some salt next weekend. I still don't, nor can I afford a hydrometer, however. Can I just slowly increase the SG weekly until I'm at 2tsp a gallon? I read that will make it...
by dpmom
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!

Blog post is up, just click on the photo in my signature!
by dpmom
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: For those crafty puffer keepers!
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: For those crafty puffer keepers!

I guess that's cute, save the narrative about the torment & torture that they subjected that fish to WTH is wrong with people? Wow, I totally missed that. I read page 2 which was the instructions so that's probably why. :redface: A lot of people don't know that is bad for the fish, though. I've pro...
by dpmom
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: For those crafty puffer keepers!
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

For those crafty puffer keepers!

http://www.craftpassion.com/2010/09/sew ... ial-2.html

I know I'll be making one next week after I pick up a mitt from the dollar store! It'll be going on my rear-view mirror.
by dpmom
Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's your puffer's name?
Replies: 750
Views: 65541

Re: What's your puffer's name?

The only other thing that came to mind when I saw him was the big hairy monster from the old Loony Toons cartoons. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/Gossamer_restored.jpg/280px-Gossamer_restored.jpg He was named Gossamer or Rudolph The Hairy Monster. And Scruffy did not look like ...
by dpmom
Sat Aug 30, 2014 8:59 am
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!

Last month's didn't get enough entries, I didn't think there was one this month because of that.
by dpmom
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Re: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!

Taken with my iPhone 4, if you can believe it lol.
Thanks everyone!
by dpmom
Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!
Replies: 8
Views: 3028

Kai, my Figure Eight (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue!

http://i1376.photobucket.com/albums/ah13/TheBaudoinFamily/2013-2014/Fishies/b54cf422-7b86-4529-a6a3-8147cbac4984_zps7157b2fe.jpg I am in the middle of writing a blog post about her but here is a photo for everyone of how I found her sleeping this morning. She ate a snail (I think) last night and ha...
by dpmom
Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:30 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Possible Figure 8 Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue
Replies: 30
Views: 4577

Re: Possible Figure 8 Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue

She's just waking up now and I got some really cute sleeping pics. (:
She's hard to photograph when she's moving! haha
by dpmom
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frozen food?
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Frozen food?

Can I freeze some snails for my puffer or no?
by dpmom
Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:59 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Possible Figure 8 Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue
Replies: 30
Views: 4577

Re: Possible Figure 8 Puffer (Tetraodon biocellatus) Rescue

No, she was in a horrible home. 1 gallon bowl with monthly water changes. She didn't even get fresh water for the trip, I tested it and it was 40-80ppm of ammonia and 40 nitrates.