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by trekenk
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Constipated Puffer ?????
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Constipated Puffer ?????

I can do that. Suggestion for live saltwater munchies?
by trekenk
Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Constipated Puffer ?????
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Re: Constipated Puffer ?????

Thanks PP bought a clove of garlic, tried to squeeze out the juice but that didn't work. Can you buy garlic juice or use garlic powder in a bit of water and soak?? What can I get live for saltwater?
by trekenk
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Constipated Puffer ?????
Replies: 6
Views: 644

Constipated Puffer ?????

Ph 8.2 steady, Ammonia 0, Nitrite0, Nitrates 15, Salinity 1.020 90 gallon 1 Yellow belly Dogface 7" no tank mates. 1 Dose of Ethromycim on one day and 1 dose of Maroxy on the next day (for cloudy eye clear right up from treatment) no improvement in appetite at this point she hadn't eaten in a week. ...
by trekenk
Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Brackish Tanks
Topic: Yellow Tail Damsels and GSP
Replies: 28
Views: 3845

Re: Yellow Tail Damsels and GSP

defool89 wrote:Thiers also other marine puffers like the dog face ....
No big enough with just a 60 gallon.
by trekenk
Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Puffer Breeding
Topic: Porcupine Puffer
Replies: 3
Views: 1867

Re: Porcupine Puffer

They haven't been successfully bred in captivity yet, even by the most experince fish keepers. Not trying to dissuade you but these are the facts. Do you know what happened to your guy. Was the tank cycled? Only one for a 125 gallon even in a tank twice that size two of them most likely would not pl...
by trekenk
Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Puffer of the Month Photo Contest
Topic: POTM September 2012 - winner announced!
Replies: 7
Views: 2931

Re: POTM September 2012 - winner announced!

Thanks so much. Goldie is such a wonderful addition to our family and a real joy to own (she is such a happy girl).

P.S. I'm a her not a him :D
by trekenk
Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: juvenile S&S friends
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: juvenile S&S friends

With a 180l = 47 gallon you are already in need of a upgrade. I wouldn't be adding anymore stock until then. As far as the lion fish, no. Lion fish and puffer together with most likely end in a bad way.
by trekenk
Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Starting Marine tank for GSP: I want to transition.
Replies: 6
Views: 699

Re: Starting Marine tank for GSP: I want to transition.

I agree with bertie. You have had your GSP for over 4 months now I don't think we can stress enought how important a bigger tank is.
by trekenk
Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: puffer queries
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: puffer queries

Hi nsmore at 4" he should be in a larger tank by now. We suggest 55 gallon minimum. You really are running the risk of stunting and permanent damage in that 15 gallon. What salinity do you have him in right now? Good luck with him. You should never ever try to make a puffer puff. Some will puff for ...
by trekenk
Mon Jun 18, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: hello!
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: hello!

Hello and welcome. Here is a great link to start.

viewtopic.php?f=68&t=28469
by trekenk
Sun May 20, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 795

Re: Newbie

Hello Bignick and welcome to The Puffer Forum. Unfortunately your tank is to small for even just the dog face. They need a minimum 100 gallon by themselves. Secondly eel’s and puffer do not make good tank mates at all. Much larger tank for the dogface , separate the eel ( not sure if 46 gallons is e...
by trekenk
Mon Apr 16, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8 Overgrown beak - Unable to trim!
Replies: 18
Views: 4824

Re: F8 Overgrown beak - Unable to trim!

Hi Nervousnobody and welcome to The Puffer Forum. Unfortunately once the beak gets overgrown no food will ware it down. Looks like you’re going to have to figure out someway to get them cut back. Clove oil isn’t your best way for sedative, MS-222 (finquel) is much better. Don’t know what to suggest ...
by trekenk
Sun Apr 01, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: 20 gallon puffer tank
Replies: 11
Views: 2872

Re: 20 gallon Lil Piggy Prickelhead slimy wet thing cage

Oh man you got my head spinning on this one ;).
by trekenk
Fri Mar 30, 2012 2:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Puffer Jerking
Replies: 32
Views: 1506

Re: Puffer Jerking

It's a 110 gallon PP. danygee you do only have room for the dogface so returning all the others is your best bet. As PP stated you never have to remove fish when doing water changes.
by trekenk
Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: my tanks (1)
Replies: 100
Views: 7562

Re: my tanks (1)

Yes she shouldn't be feed more than every other day ( she isn't going to like this at first but don't give into her begging). Here is an article in our library on things to feed viewtopic.php?f=66&t=28566