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by Pufferpunk
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Valentini Puffer died the morning after trimming... why?
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Valentini Puffer died the morning after trimming... why?

:sorry: :rip:
My guess is brain damage from overdosing the CO. How long did you wait before adding more oil? How long from the time you put him into the CO solution & back into clean FW?
by Pufferpunk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porupine Puffer with Ich and suspected Lock-jaw Looking for second opinions on treatment.
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Porupine Puffer with Ich and suspected Lock-jaw Looking for second opinions on treatment.

Yay, glad he's eating. Are you doing hypo? You MUST get him off krill! It causes lockjaw in puffers, especially this species. Kelly Jedlicki has articles on lockjaw. https://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/ https://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/library/feeding/proble...
by Pufferpunk
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Mangrove wood in combination with brakish water

Is it dead wood? Live mangroves are fine--natural environment for BW. Dead wood may leech tannins.
by Pufferpunk
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Valentini Puffer Feeding
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Valentini Puffer Feeding

[welcome]
Sure, you can feed him all those FW foods.
Here are some other ideas: library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
by Pufferpunk
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porupine Puffer with Ich and suspected Lock-jaw Looking for second opinions on treatment.
Replies: 4
Views: 49

Re: Porupine Puffer with Ich and suspected Lock-jaw Looking for second opinions on treatment.

Wow, you've certainly had a time with this guy! Seems you have now done your research on treating both ailments. Where did you find the force-feeding info? Did you find what you need to add to his food "slurry" to help the lockjaw? You could do the hypo at the same time but it will have to be in a b...
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Schoudenti breeding
Replies: 1
Views: 477

Re: Schoudenti breeding

Do a search here, there are several people breeding them now.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help! Sudden unexplained deaths in tank, worried about GSP's
Replies: 1
Views: 464

Re: Help! Sudden unexplained deaths in tank, worried about GSP's

You say you're using natural sea water, like from the ocean? Many pathogens in there.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All my puffer wants to do is eat...
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: All my puffer wants to do is eat...

You could feed twice a day if small amounts but I would skip one day a week for fasting.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Turgidus puffer - no mate, but tons of eggs.
Replies: 1
Views: 26

Re: Turgidus puffer - no mate, but tons of eggs.

Human women drop an unfertilized egg every month.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Another PUFFER!
Replies: 1
Views: 41

Re: Another PUFFER!

Yay!
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hi
Replies: 3
Views: 36

Re: Hi

Do you have a cooler for them? These are cold water fish. They also grow quite large. I hope you have a huge tank for them to move to eventually. Not even sure two of them can live together without killing each other. Great article here in our library about that species and how to keep them.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Not sure about the gray spot, could just be the coloring of a sick fish. I don't treat all my puffers for eye peas, only the ones that show symptoms. There's a great article on how to treat in our library here.
by Pufferpunk
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: What am I doing wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 41

Re: What am I doing wrong?

Seems you bought two unhealthy fish that were doomed to die anyway. This one looks emaciated, probably either said incorrectly to starvation or IPs..