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by Zeroboard
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Pair of dwarf puffers very sick after large wc
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Pair of dwarf puffers very sick after large wc

I hope its stress related...although they've never been shy with my hands and the siphon in the tank. The way they were rolling and floating was like an astronaut in space who lost control floating around. I regularly go to my lfs for water tests that are 99% of the time stable so I might have to do...
by Zeroboard
Mon Nov 16, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Pair of dwarf puffers very sick after large wc
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Pair of dwarf puffers very sick after large wc

In a rush to post this as I've been on my phone/computer trying to figure out what went wrong. Had a large (probably about 80%) water change today in the do tank. It had been too long since last wc so I took my time and got it pristine. Same protocol as usual, tap with conditioner, good water temp. ...
by Zeroboard
Fri Aug 07, 2015 10:02 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?

So not much of an update as of yet. The feisty large female has still been acting the same way. With that said, sadly, one of the other females passed (she was always very timid and was not competitive enough for food from the get go). Have been actively looking for courting behavior between the lar...
by Zeroboard
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?

I will definitely keep an update on here as to what happens. Ironically, I had ordered 3 java moss stones online weeks ago and planted one of them in the pea puffer tank right before any of this started happening. Crossing fingers!
by Zeroboard
Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Possible pregnant female Pea Puffer?

Currently have a tank with 3 females and 1 male pea puffer. As of late, I've noticed one of the female puffers is larger/more bloated than the other pea puffers (even before feeding when belly swelling has gone down from the last meal). She has also been acting easily startled and will zip around th...
by Zeroboard
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:01 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf Puffers hogging food
Replies: 2
Views: 644

Dwarf Puffers hogging food

Hello, I currently have 4 juvenille DP's in a 10 gallon planted tank. I spent a great amount of time when purchasing them to make sure that the correct sexes were picked out and the current ratio is 3 females to 1 male. There are a number of malaysian snails that I put in there that I got from a fri...
by Zeroboard
Sat Feb 28, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

It's going to be for a few dwarfs =D
by Zeroboard
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

I wanted to post an update. The tank redo has been cycling for well over a week now (pics are attached), lots of greenery in here (some helferi, vallisneria, and miscro swords), and I created a cool upward slope of sand into the top right corner using some lava rocks, think they'll love it.
by Zeroboard
Mon Feb 23, 2015 3:50 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

Bump* Does anyone know about this cycling information?
by Zeroboard
Sat Feb 21, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

There are thousands of references and suggestions for tank cycling, but I wanted to clear this before doing anything drastic. I planner on leaving the media and carbon from my 20 gallon to seed my 10 gallon but many individuals say (especially when going from large to small) that with a healthy colo...
by Zeroboard
Fri Feb 20, 2015 8:18 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

Its called caribsea super naturals. It says ph neutral (will not increase carbonate hardness). I was worried about those factors that's why I chose this type.
by Zeroboard
Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

Ok, the tank is set up and is cycling! I think I'm going to opt for some dwarf puffers as they're a little easier than the larger breeds, and considering the tank size, it would be the best bet. I picked up a piece of mopani wood, and a few bags of the caribsea sand and washed, boiled the wood, and ...
by Zeroboard
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

Thanks for all the input guys. I spent some time yesterday and today talking to some fish people at the local pet shops. I actually showed up at pet supermarket right as they were getting a huge shipment in, and it included 4 TINY f8's. I'm still at arms with myself in terms of trying another f8 or ...
by Zeroboard
Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:37 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

The only last thing I was wondering about is my large tank has a big penguin filter in it with a large cartridge and my small tank is a Marina S10 slim, how do people go about using the old media in the new tank? Do you just kind of slip it in as far as it can go so long as water is running through ...
by Zeroboard
Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Figure Puffer
Replies: 38
Views: 4929

Re: Sick Figure Puffer

I do have another larger well established freshwater tank. So I can just scoop some up and mix with new sand and a newly cycling tank and that would help cycle?