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by PonyoPufferMommy
Wed May 15, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

What "good bacteria" did you add? Cycling with fish is barbaric & unnecessary. Very old school. It can cause permanent damage to their skin/eyes/gills. Have your family's fish lived into their teens? Wow, barbaric... that is pretty strong word... I only come to hear about tank cycling first time in...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 14, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Tetras fighting each other
Replies: 1
Views: 572

Tetras fighting each other

Hi all, I am having headache, I only have 2 tetras and they are cardinal tetras. I just quarantined 2 small fish that bullies them. I thought finally they could have some peace in the tank and thought both of them were friends, but now they were fighting and nipping each other until both their bodie...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 14, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Can API general cure kill Nematodes and Detritus wiggly white worms?
Replies: 3
Views: 435

Re: Seachem Paraguard or API general cure for mini puffer?

I can't comment about the meaning of treating with these medications for the reason you mention, but I have treated Dwarf puffers with API General Cure with no problem at all... Hi Thanmoss. Thank you! Actually I deleted this post because I have found the answer not to worry about it but seems like...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 14, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Guppies bullying my mini puffer...
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Guppies bullying my mini puffer...

Pufferpunk wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Other than lots & lots of decor to break up lines of sight--no.
I see... thanks!
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 14, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

How was this tank cycled exactly? Well, it was not cycled or more like I didn't wait for it cycle. I got a new fish tank (it comes with water pump filter and light), I just pour in water, dechlorine it. Wait for while then put in my fishy, woods, plants, stones. That's it. The next day, I was told ...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Mon May 13, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Guppies bullying my mini puffer...
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Guppies bullying my mini puffer...

Hi everyone, My pink Danio & black Moscow guppy (Blacky) is bullying my mini puffer (Ponyo) and my tetras. My tetras is losing its color because that blacky is picking on them and the tetras is always out of sight, they're hiding due to fear I guess. As for Ponyo, she is not hiding like the tetras, ...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Sun May 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

Well then, there has to be a good reason your water turns so acidic. What is your water change schedule? It is a new aquarium, the time I posted this, the water is still really new, like day 2. Earlier, you mentioned the wood, I think it is the drift wood that caused the acidity, because I have 2 s...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Sun May 12, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

Hi Pufferpunk, pufferjw,
I checked the tap water, the ph is 7. And yes, it is a coral skeleton. :)
by PonyoPufferMommy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

Also, the wood is going to lower your pH. I'd find something different to decorate with. Get back to me on your tap water. Hi Pufferpunk, Sorry I didn't reply yesterday, I didn't sleep the other night and was so tired. And, thank you very much! After you mention the wood, I went to have a goggle re...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Wed May 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

To raise the pH you need to either raise the KH or reduce CO2. To raise the KH you should add aragonite or crushed coral, and to reduce CO2 you can either add oxygen artificially or put in a lot of plants. Do this slowly though, I don't know the exact rate but it should be easy to find on Google. H...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 07, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

Hi PufferPunk, Is Yellow puffer from India. Its scientific name is carinotetraodon travancoricus. Urine?? (T__T) I didn't check my tap water ph... My tank is small 14 litres, 3 drift woods (1 old taken from pet shop aquarium), 1 leafy plant with only 4 strands, 1 guppy. I have put 5 anti chlorine pi...
by PonyoPufferMommy
Tue May 07, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?
Replies: 15
Views: 812

mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill mini puffer?

Hi everyone, I am new here and just got an aquarium yesterday and did the water testing today. Need help and advice on ph level... my mini puffer living in low ph 5.5 water, will this kill my baby? how can I safely raise the ph level for my mini puffer? Your experience and advice is much appreciated...