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by pokeystar
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Juvenile Fahaka puffer - new, just saying hi
Replies: 10
Views: 1373

Re: Juvenile Fakaha puffer - new, just saying hi

My advice would if not already done treat for Internal parasites. Chances are he has some and if they start to effect him it's much harder to treat. Precautionary treatment rocks
by pokeystar
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: clean up crew recomendations for a gsp tank

I have hermits and a tuxedo urchin . Hermits need hard shells and will be eaten over time.
by pokeystar
Tue Oct 18, 2016 2:36 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Holes in Java Fern (F8)
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Holes in Java Fern (F8)

Could be snails on the ferns being nipped off along with a little leaf?
by pokeystar
Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:29 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: how much bloodworm for 2 SAP's
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Re: how much bloodworm for 2 SAP's

I breed apple snail in a 50ltr tank. Keeping the water fresh the produce more than enough to feed a couple of SAPs. I also have cherry shrimp breeding with them. Gives the puffer something to chase every so often
by pokeystar
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fahaka puffer help
Replies: 11
Views: 867

Re: Fahaka puffer help

Fahakas get spooked pretty easily. Tank changes or noise. Mone likes floating plant cover or he's inactive. I would check the ammonia and nitrates as he will suffer first.
by pokeystar
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:39 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Water Hardener Help
Replies: 4
Views: 1165

Water Hardener Help

My tap water is currently very soft. On the mains it varies here. It is 4 dkh. Tge tank is for my fahaka and heavily planted. I would ideally like this to come up to 7/8 dkh. Can anyone suggest a good hardener. I am using aquador but I could put the whole tub it would seminars with little change.
by pokeystar
Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: A security light as macro algae lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 1017

A security light as macro algae lamp

I am putting together the larger marine tank (300 ltr with 110 ltr sump). I have just finished building the cabinet/stand frame and am pulling together the equipment. As ever I am keen to find cheaper ways of achieving the same ends. I need a light to grow the macro algae in the sump. Researching th...
by pokeystar
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:45 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?
Replies: 7
Views: 2399

Re: Fahaka Puffer Breeding?

pufferjkb wrote:How do fahakas breed in the wild without killing each other?
carefully
by pokeystar
Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:38 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fahaka - strange "infection" in tail
Replies: 17
Views: 1461

Re: Fahaka - strange "infection" in tail

Just found out its a b*tch to order Melafix or Kanaplex in the Netherlands. Nothing but webshops from the States sell it. I buy it in Ireland in the LFS easy enough. I did a quick search on ebay under European Union selllers and theres plant closer to home than the states. The kanaplex looks like i...
by pokeystar
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:13 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi from Toronto!
Replies: 2
Views: 449

Re: Hi from Toronto!

Welcome, I love brackish set ups I have had some great brackish fish (mud skippers, dragon gobies, archers etc), no brackish tanks at the moment but a developing marine tank for the first time.
by pokeystar
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: White marks on body
Replies: 6
Views: 662

Re: White marks on body

If these are small injuries then the treatment usually suggested is melafix. White spots on newly purchased fish though may also be ich/whitespot? Can you post a picture?
by pokeystar
Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Fahaka Stopped eating
Replies: 59
Views: 6601

Re: Fahaka Stopped eating

It does look like parasites. Consider injecting his food to get a better dose in.
by pokeystar
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Saw sick gsp in pet store and would like to save.
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: Saw sick gsp in pet store and would like to save.

Chances are the fish is currently in freshwater in the shop. If so starting him in freshwater with the established freshwater media and some safe start should be ok. Lots of water changes and clean out uneaten food. You can add salt slowly using a hydrometer to bring the salt levels up over time. If...
by pokeystar
Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: Fahaka puffer help!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 1508

Re: Fahaka puffer help!!!

MY fahaka refused cockles and muscles for a year. Ate blood worm, snails (I breed them) earth worms, white shrimp (frozen). Following a internal parasite problem he lost a lot of weight then recovered with treatment following that he ate everything offered and now likes muscles and cockles more than...
by pokeystar
Fri Sep 09, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help On Treating Injured Puffer
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Help On Treating Injured Puffer

its a general antibacterial water additive - tea tree based (from the smell) good for cuts and abrasions in aquarium fish. Might be sore on the eye and as its a marine puffer the salt will do the same job most likely. How is he looking today?