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by pufferpuggirl
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Something Very Wrong with Abei
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Something Very Wrong with Abei

The vets around here? I highly doubt they would know what to do. And aside from that, we're still in a sort of lockdown. If I take my dog to the vet, I literally have to give my dog to the assistant, remain outside and then wait for them to do whatever. I can't see them even knowing how to deal with...
by pufferpuggirl
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Something Very Wrong with Abei
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Something Very Wrong with Abei

Yes, I've had her since she was tiny. It's really sad because I look into her eyes and she looks at me in mine. I haven't seen her swim, but the way she's laying on her side worries me, she's not all the way over, but as you can (hopefully) see in the photo, she is leaning over some. The last time I...
by pufferpuggirl
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Something Very Wrong with Abei
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Something Very Wrong with Abei

I'm really feeling quite sad because clearly there is something very wrong with my Abei puffer. I hadn't noticed because she likes to hide behind a big terra cotta plate I have in the tank and I normally drop her food behind it and I see her coming for it. Now, I don't know this is a female Abei, bu...
by pufferpuggirl
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puffer
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: New Puffer

I think I was just being nervous, because he appears fine now. He's up and swimming, he actually took food last night and he seems fine. I just think it was the stress of being in a different place, in new surroundings. But he is definitely better off, he was in the tank with another Leiurus and he ...
by pufferpuggirl
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Puffer
Replies: 2
Views: 53

New Puffer

Okay, well I have not been active on this forum for a very long time. I hadn't bought any new puffers in a long time and all of my others are doing fine. Then about 3 weeks ago my Turgidus passed away, I am not sure why. He was fine in the morning and by afternoon he was dead. I was really upset, as...
by pufferpuggirl
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Photo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Photo ID

That has has happened to me so many times. I've ordered puffers and ended up with Abei's, when I already had one. I have ordered what were supposed to a Fangs and ended up with a Turgidus, which I already had. So when I seen this fish recently for sale, I really wanted it because I've yet to own a F...
by pufferpuggirl
Sun Jul 05, 2020 5:36 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Photo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Photo ID

Thanks Corvus, actually the photo was supposed to be a Cochinchinensis, but I wasn't sure. I have bought more than one puffer that's been sold as one thing and when I get it, find out it's something quite different (usually an Abei or Turgidus). However, after having better photos sent to me, it tur...
by pufferpuggirl
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Photo ID
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Photo ID

Does anyone know what puffer this may be please?
Fangs ebay.jpg
by pufferpuggirl
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: Poisoned Tank

Well maybe you should consider what was going to happen to them if I hadn't taken them! (And this is why I rarely post on this forum, because it's mostly negative comments, not that I actually saved 2 puffers from certain death ... but hey, whatever).
by pufferpuggirl
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: Poisoned Tank

I just wanted to give an update on my previously "poisoned tank". After doing a number of water changes and putting in two lots of the Poly Filter (which removes chemicals, etc. from the tank), my tank appears to be back to how it was before I ruined it and killed off two puffers. I was given two ve...
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Re: Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?

Yeah, I think you're right. I was only curious if anyone had actually been successful. He was keen after the shrimp I put in and was really looking high and low for anything that moved. He's awfully cute though. It's weird my older Abei is so big and this new one is so small, you almost forget that'...
by pufferpuggirl
Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?
Replies: 4
Views: 1210

Success Keeping Abei Puffer with Others?

Has anyone had any success keeping their Abei puffer with any other living thing? Years ago I had an Abei, and I put a Bristlenose plec in with him to keep the tank clean and the puffer killed the plec (didn't eat it, just killed it). I have another Abei, and had him for many years and though he see...
by pufferpuggirl
Thu Jul 28, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: Poisoned Tank

No offense, but I'm not going to remove everything and clean the tank with bleach. Thing is, right now I've got a large population of cherry shrimp in the tank, and I also have plants that have taken me months to grow on. So I'd be throwing all of that out, and I just can't see doing that. I think w...
by pufferpuggirl
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: Poisoned Tank

It's only been without a puffer since Sunday, the 24th ... would I have lost significant bacteria in that time? And if I do get another puffer, it won't be very big, as the only one's I can source are rather small. And if necessary, I can always remove another filter from one of my other tanks to up...
by pufferpuggirl
Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poisoned Tank
Replies: 16
Views: 2404

Re: Poisoned Tank

To be honest, I haven't had to do water measurements in years. All of my puffers are doing well, so I don't actually own a water test kit. As for temperature, all of my tanks run about 80F, some just under that temp. The reason I think it was the tile is because nothing's changed in that tank for 2 ...