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by puffykid
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Other photos
Topic: Meet Manny
Replies: 9
Views: 2280

Re: Meet Manny

They are such a weird creature! When I first saw one I thought they were really gross looking, but they have grown on me a lot and I like how they make their own burrows.
How big is he?
by puffykid
Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:11 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Puffer size comparison
Replies: 7
Views: 741

Re: Puffer size comparison

What size tank are we talking about? Then we may be able to help you find a specific puffer, there are a good number of fw puffers you can own but they are really out of season right now. Aquabid is a good choice or ebay would probably be your best bet at this time of the year, the best time to get ...
by puffykid
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: eeek gill flukes!?!??
Replies: 2
Views: 288

Re: eeek gill flukes!?!??

Hello, so I am quoting this from another thread that I found on this site. http://www.thepufferforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28864&p=312062 Since it is an external parasite treat the tank with Jungle fizzy tabs, and if that doesn't kill it off raising the salinity of the tank into higher brackish ...
by puffykid
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help! Green Spotted Puffer Swimming & Resting Sideways
Replies: 16
Views: 6210

Re: Help! Green Spotted Puffer Swimming & Resting Sideways

Thanks for the info, based on what you said I would get a new water conditioner (Prime ) its what a majority of this forum swears by and seems to always work. Your filter pads are where your bacteria grow and shouldn't be switched out so frequently, it sounds like you have two filters running which ...
by puffykid
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Help! Green Spotted Puffer Swimming & Resting Sideways
Replies: 16
Views: 6210

Re: Help! Green Spotted Puffer Swimming & Resting Sideways

You may want to up the wc to every week since they are bigger and puffers tend to make a big mess. Do you clean out the filter/ filters? every month you shouldn't be showing any ammonia in the tank ever. What are the exact names of the products you use on the tank?
by puffykid
Mon Dec 24, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: GSP suddenly sick
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: GSP suddenly sick

How did you cycle the tank? I ask that because the bacteria in the tank should be able to handle all the Ammonia that they produce and there shouldn't ever be a Ammonia spike.
by puffykid
Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Brackish Puffers
Topic: Stocking #'s
Replies: 11
Views: 581

Re: Stocking #'s

I think that adding in two more f8's is possible in your tank monitor them often from a bit of distance so you can watch how they interact to make sure they are all actually getting along. Start adding in food from multiple spots in the tank if you haven't already, will help reduce aggression and ma...
by puffykid
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nuts! :-(
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Nuts! :-(

Puffers are fun to keep but can be o so sensitive. Sorry for your loss buddy..
by puffykid
Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ammonia levels stuck at 0.25
Replies: 13
Views: 1692

Re: Ammonia levels stuck at 0.25

Hey welcome to the forum, are you treating the water at all before adding it to the tank? Prime should take care of it.
by puffykid
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: It's been a while, but I'm back!
Replies: 12
Views: 760

Re: It's been a while, but I'm back!

Welcome Back LongGrain. Congrads on the saltwater tank, still haven't been brave enough to attempt one myself yet.
by puffykid
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Rip fatboy :-(
Replies: 24
Views: 1826

Re: Rip fatboy :-(

Sorry Bertie, thats a really tough loss and I hope you try again with another Fahaka.
by puffykid
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: F8P not doing well
Replies: 42
Views: 1904

Re: F8P not doing well

more water changes will help with his condition, only with really high water quality can he recover.
by puffykid
Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Building up my first FW tank
Replies: 83
Views: 8081

Re: Building up my first FW tank

: ( Sorry for your loss dude, I know how hard you worked to get her healthy and to take care of her. Hope you will try again sometime, but I understand you wanting to get out of fish keeping for a while. Good luck with everything and I hope that you will continue to post here and be an active member.
by puffykid
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Queries on treating DPs with Praziquentel
Replies: 22
Views: 1404

Re: Queries on treating DPs with Praziquentel

Treating the tank itself is probably not going to help much, except waste medicine. Since you are having a hard time getting them to eat, don't feed them for a 1-2 days first and then try it again another favorite food for dps are live blackworms and you can order those over the internet.
by puffykid
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Marine Tanks
Topic: Tank Progression: 60 gallon
Replies: 476
Views: 19430

Re: Tank Progression: 60 gallon

point powerheads at the LR that is your main biological filter now.