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by lincolnjyc
Sun May 06, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop

IPs need to be treated INTERNALLY. Since these fish do not drink water, you must soak their food in the meds. https://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/library/hospital/internal-parasites-prevention-and-treatment/ Hi Pufferpunk, Thank you, I'll try reducing the mixing amount in the food and see if he ac...
by lincolnjyc
Sun May 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop

A change of environment requires an adjustment period. During this adjustment period stress can cause constipation and or runny stool. Keep that water quality up and the water changes. Keep an eye on the stool to see if it changed with different food types. I'm more concerned about that chin wound ...
by lincolnjyc
Sun May 06, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Internal Parasite? - Puffer Poop

Hi, friends! Need help identifying internal parasite: (picture of poop, picture of fish) This is a new small GSP (about 0.7inch) I purchased 9 days ago. Tank: He's in a small quarantine tank (about 2 gal) bare-bottom for de-worming. Tank is not cycled. Small internal filter and a heater were added, ...
by lincolnjyc
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Beth for FW fish is a total waste of meds ($$$), as FW fish do not drink water. I'm not 100% sure about BW fish though... Sometimes though, they are just to far gone. Were they thin when purchased? Too far gone may be a problem. I checked the videos I took months ago. He was quite "flat" ...
by lincolnjyc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Poor fella--still looks very skinny. You only treated 1x with each med? I treated as instructed (bath) and medicated food for about 2weeks. For Prazipro, he refuses any food mixing with it (spitting a lot causing total mess) -only bathed as instructed: recommended dose for my tank, repeated 3 times...
by lincolnjyc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Update- 28 days after treatment. Completed Levamisole HCl treatments 2 days ago. I did not lower the PH, because I read somewhere that lowering PH is not necessary. The tank lights was out, but with normal indoor lights during the day. I read an article about stressing the fish while the author cove...
by lincolnjyc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.

Sorry for the loss....
by lincolnjyc
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Update -20 days after treatment. Treatments so far: Keep feeding medicated food with Metroplex + Focus mix, He hates Prazipro in food, so I dose it in regularly. Nothing improved. Removed the guppies. He seems less stressful on his belly. I used to see "white stringy poop" on day3, but not...
by lincolnjyc
Fri Nov 24, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: Lonely Puff’s eating problem.

Have you tried mixing your food with garlic? Seems garlic can enhance their appetite. I tried crushing garlic in bloodworms with my newly bought DP which we’re afraid to eat at the beginning. Also tried Garlicguard for my GSP who didn’t like the mix of medicated food... all worked well...
by lincolnjyc
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Update - 3 days after treatment. Puffer still looks "slim". His rear belly always stays black (unhappy for IP?), but when I turns the lights on/feeding them, his belly turns white for a while. 3 Days treatment: Day 1: prazipro mixed mysis shrimps. Puffer seems didn't like it well. Spit mos...
by lincolnjyc
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Thank you! I'll try using Prazipro and treat it as soon as i can. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/tropical-fish-diseases/using-prazipro-challenge-446954/ I also saw an interesting post about different medicine on different types of worm. I'm wondering if I should also get Fenbendazole. It's inter...
by lincolnjyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

I'm just a bit worried getting those chemical product directly. I have no experience buying chemical products here, so medicine designed for fish maybe better for me....
by lincolnjyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Re: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Hi Pufferpunk, Thanks for the detailed answer! I have read the articles you posted. I never saw him poop, but there are round big little dots which I think are his poops....and he poop out quite fast after eating. I saw all the people recommending jungle fizz parasite tabs, but I checked their websi...
by lincolnjyc
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help
Replies: 14
Views: 964

Slim GSP Potential Internal Parasite & Ick identification - need help

Hi friends! I'm so excited to find this forum with many useful information. However, after reading some articles, I still cannot define why my GSP is so slim. It's about 1.5'' long, acting healthy, staying at my side all day long, sometimes rubbing the glass of my side. I got it from LFS which kept ...