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by Nickdavey126
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Fish stressed presumably due to Nitrate spike.
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Porcupine Fish stressed presumably due to Nitrate spike.

1: water parameters Ph:8.3 Salinity: 1.023 Ammonia 0 , Nitrite 0, Nitrates 40: unable to detect 2: 75 gallon (I understand this is a bit small for a Porcupine Fish, but it’s only about 4inches so I thought it would be fine for a start) Inhabitants: Porcupine Fish, 2 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs 3: Food:...
by Nickdavey126
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Fish seems to be interested in food but eventually spits out and starts swimming frantically around the tank.
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Porcupine Fish seems to be interested in food but eventually spits out and starts swimming frantically around the ta

You are exactly right, I would not have an appetite either. I ended up getting the little one to feed on some clams (which is odd considering it had no interest in them before). I ended up drip acclimating it for about 4 hours so I could add it to an established aquarium. As of now it is doing quite...
by Nickdavey126
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Fish seems to be interested in food but eventually spits out and starts swimming frantically around the tank.
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Porcupine Fish seems to be interested in food but eventually spits out and starts swimming frantically around the tank.

Water parameters are based from the current hyposalinity setup in a separate hospital tank, I’m currently bringing the salinity up* 1: water parameters Ph:8.0 Salinity: 1.014 Ammonia:0.50, Nitrite: 1, Nitrate: 20 2: 20 gallon (I understand I should have opted for a bigger tank but this is what I had...
by Nickdavey126
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Hyposalinity Question
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Hyposalinity Question

*Water parameters are based from the current hyposalinity setup in a separate hospital tank* 1: water parameters Ph:8.0 Salinity: 1.009 Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates: Both 0, I made sure to do two test to make sure Nitrite was actually 0 and this is how it read both times. 2: 20 gallon (I understand I ...
by Nickdavey126
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Re: Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !

Thank you for the reply ! I have not started the process yet because I’m currently back on my college campus with my fish and I’m also treating the fish for crypt currently. I still plan on doing this though and yes ! I plan to use several heaters given the large size of the tub and the fact it is g...
by Nickdavey126
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

A little update: As I have continued to watch my fish it appears there have been more blotches popping up on the fins. The initial ones I reported about are seemingly “faded”. They are all different sizes for the most part and I’m not for sure if it is ick but I have seen a few white spots on the f...
by Nickdavey126
Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

A little update: As I have continued to watch my fish it appears there have been more blotches popping up on the fins. The initial ones I reported about are seemingly “faded”. They are all different sizes for the most part and I’m not for sure if it is ick but I have seen a few white spots on the fi...
by Nickdavey126
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

Pufferpunk wrote: Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:17 pm I add VitaChem to everything I defrost.
Ok cool, I will continue using the vitachem regularly. Once again I appreciate the response, I will follow up on the spots as needed.
by Nickdavey126
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

Hi, I do see these occasionally on my fish's fins. too. They seem to just go away on their own. Are they getting larger? Thank you for the reply ! I checked again today and they seem to still be the same , I will definitely monitor them. When feeding the fish squid this morning it ate normally and ...
by Nickdavey126
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 476

3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

Questions: 1: water parameters Ph:8.3 Salinity: 1.021 Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates: 0 for all 2: 50gallon (I understand this is a bit small for a Porcupine Fish, but they’re only about 4inches so I thought it would be fine for a start) Inhabitants: Porcupine Fish, 3 Blue Legged Hermit Crabs 3: Food: O...
by Nickdavey126
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !
Replies: 2
Views: 633

Basement Aquarium Idea, Any Advice Will Be Helpful !

Hi ! I have this Aquarium idea that I would like to get advice on or maybe even receive some other ideas from you guys. I am planning on getting a round stock tank that holds around 120 gallons of water. This idea was given to me from a few videos I have seen about these types of aquarium setups and...
by Nickdavey126
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?

Pufferpunk wrote: Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:39 am LOL, what do I know??? I don't cook.
LOL, well I may just stick on the safe side and use this mix as treats for the turtles instead.
by Nickdavey126
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?

I would think that would "cook" the food. Does it say ready for human consumption? It does not , and there are clams in the package and it states that those are cooked (won’t be using) while the Octopus, Squid , and Squid rings were blanched. I will also note that it does not state that a...
by Nickdavey126
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Porcupine Fish Foods: Is blanched ok ?

Hi, I just bought a sea food mix from the store containing blanched octopus, squid, and squid rings. I then noticed it says that these items were blanched. I understand cooked items should not be fed (correct if I’m wrong) , but is blanched ok ? From my understanding blanched is when a food item is ...
by Nickdavey126
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Fish with Small Airbubble
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Porcupine Fish with Small Airbubble

Thank you for that info sheet, I have tried the burping already that did not work unfortunately, I also was able to get them to Puff up with water and that didn’t seem to totally help either ? I guess my other question is , is it possible it’s something else ? I noticed that it is able to keep itsel...