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by eieio
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix with gourami
Replies: 5
Views: 330

Re: Melafix with gourami

Unfortunately, as I found room for a 10g I had tucked away, I had no time to set it up as the poor puffer has already passed on... :cry: Sorry you lost the puffer, but in the future, please don't allow a situation of harassment or any other stress affect the lives of your fish or pets. Harassment, ...
by eieio
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Puffer Upside Down
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Puffer Upside Down

ammonia level is posted in original thread where? I don't think the 500g tank is over crowded with 5 fish and 2 eels I do. There's obviously something wrong, and as in almost all cases, it's probably water/toxin related. I see no reference to ammonia levels, and your nitrate level is off the chart!...
by eieio
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Puffer Upside Down
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: Puffer Upside Down

ammonia level?
tank is overcrowded.
copper may also be the issue. many puffers don't do well with chemical treatments.
by eieio
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: WalMart Had Puffers on Clearnace...
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: WalMart Had Puffers on Clearnace...

" When the sales clerk informed me that they were discontinuing their fish department in 6 short weeks"
BEST NEWS EVER!
I hope this is a corporate decision involving each & every store.
by eieio
Wed May 15, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: Tetras fighting each other
Replies: 1
Views: 258

Re: Tetras fighting each other

they are schooling fish and would probably do better with 5-6 of them.
what size tank?
what other fish are in it?
by eieio
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: ISO Young Hairy
Replies: 19
Views: 794

Re: ISO Young Hairy

:D Welcome back Smashtoad!
by eieio
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Weird Dwarf Puffer Behavior possibly dying? Help
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: Weird Dwarf Puffer Behavior possibly dying? Help

tank is not cycled @ your ammonia & nitrate levels.
what is your nitrite level?
are you using a liquid test kit or test strips?
by eieio
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Baby puffer won’t eat
Replies: 3
Views: 129

Re: Baby puffer won’t eat

aren't you concerned about your nitrite level? what's your ammonia level? what kind of test kit are you using? what kind of dewormer and how are you dosing it? the antibiotic may do more harm than good in the long run if there is no infection that it is formulated for. krill is like "crack" for puff...
by eieio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?

what kind of worms do you have?
"bloodworms" are not worms, but larvae, and typically not sold live (ordinarily freeze dried or frozen).
by eieio
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?

I took my water to the LFS. I’m not 100% sure what the second nitrate was, but the first nitrate was 0, and ammonia was definitely 0. You really need your own test kits. be sure to get a good liquid teat kit such as from A.P.I. they are inexpensive on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/API-FRESHWATER-80...
by eieio
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Feeding DP bloodworms after the worms died?

DO NOT FEED THEM DEAD WORMS!
dead worms decompose rapidly, the resulting bacteria may sicken or kill the fish, and the water will become polluted.
just out of curiosity, what are your ammonia, nitrite, and nitrate levels?
by eieio
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Sick Dwarf Puffer
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Sick Dwarf Puffer

I have a sick Dwarf puffer he has a cloudy eye. I got Melafix and it says to treat forn7 days but to remove carbon filter. Do I keep it removed for the entire 7 days or just while I treat? Thanks for any advice! water parameters? tank size? water change schedule? other inhabitants in tank? food & s...
by eieio
Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Are figure eight puffers especially susceptible to ammonia spikes?
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Are figure eight puffers especially susceptible to ammonia spikes?

what size tank?
what other occupants?
what kind of water test kit? strips or liquid?
why check nitrates, but not nitrites & ammonia?
did you dose the tank with Prime without checking for ammonia?
by eieio
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Congo struggles
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Congo struggles

These thing is so picky It will eat nightcrawlers, but only the pointy ends right now. Use to eat shrimp, but quit. Tried krill it snobbed it. Tried crawfish, fish filet, etc no luck. Garlic solution no go. I fed some clean feeder fish, but it only managed to catch one in 2 days.I've used tongs and...
by eieio
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: New Puffer! Please help
Replies: 4
Views: 897

Re: New Puffer! Please help

............again & again :roll: .