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by SAPpyPuffer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix with gourami
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Melafix with gourami

I agree. I knew all these things, but decided to take the chance before I had everything figured out. My plan was, ultimately, a 30g Amazon puffer tank. One thing I noticed upon her death was a fin so inflamed it didn’t even look like a fin anymore. I mostly just feel bad for the poor fish!
by SAPpyPuffer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix with gourami
Replies: 5
Views: 564

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:
by SAPpyPuffer
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

Sadly, I woke up this morning to have found her dead. I only wish I had taken more care before the other fish attacked her. Even having her for just a week, the tank seemed to have become even more lively and fun with a puffer.

RIP Irma the Amazon pufferfish... :cry:
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix with gourami
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Melafix with gourami

Hi! I have an Amazon puffer who is not doing well! She’s been harassed by other fish and has an inflamed tail, and appears to be getting exponentially worse! I would melafix it, but there is a gourami in the tank, too, and I don’t have a backup tank for any of the fish. It is a 60 gallon tank. Shoul...
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: South American Puffer Goby Tankmates?

I can’t think of a goby that’s 100% freshwater, though people have done it. There are fish called peacock gudgeons, which are roughly 2” and freshwater. Seeings you are keeping a SAP, it’s really tough to say how they’ll interact. Though they are called “community puffers”, they can still be quite r...
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: what type of puffers are these, please help
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: what type of puffers are these, please help

A more common name, I found out, is banded toadfish. They don’t seem too common in the fish trade, so it’s cool that you came across one!
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

Thanks for the advice! I'm not confident she'll make it. I've been worried sick about her, and it seems as though separation isn't doing anything...
I had all the information for the puffer's care, but the stress factor never crossed my mind...
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

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by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

Update: Even away from harassment, and with the bloodworms, she is getting worse. The black marks on her belly and lack of color are really showing, and there is inflammation by the anal fin. She doesn’t even care about the worms, even when it is right in front of her, and all she does is lethargica...
by SAPpyPuffer
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: what type of puffers are these, please help
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: what type of puffers are these, please help

What you have look like juveniles of those puffers. They do bare a resemblance to colomesus species, with those beaks!
by SAPpyPuffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

Will do! Thanks a lot for the tips!
I’ll try to nurture her back to health. I’ll keep you posted on how she does. Thankfully, she fights against the current and filter, so I know she is still a strong swimmer. Not sure if there are IPs yet, but it seems more like a stress issue.
by SAPpyPuffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

Update: She has made a home where the breeding kribs are, and seems to be the only fish they don’t chase away. They get along great. The only problem — she won’t eat a bloodworm if it hit her in the head (literally!) Same goes for snails! As she glass surfs, she bumps into a snail, inspects it, and ...
by SAPpyPuffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of puffer is this?
Replies: 28
Views: 1930

Re: What kind of puffer is this?

Looks to me like an orange saddle fugu puffer. I've seen them at various local fish stores. The only thing that disproves my claim is the lack of the orange saddle! That is interesting, though!
by SAPpyPuffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Humpback Puffer
Replies: 2
Views: 694

Re: New Humpback Puffer

Might be parasites. Even if you aren't sure, you should still treat it, just to be on the safe side!
by SAPpyPuffer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?
Replies: 13
Views: 778

Re: Does my Amazon puffer look sick?

I completely agree! I would have gotten more, but these guys were on the expensive side. They all looked healthy and active in the store, so I think she's stressed from the lack of other puffers. I am going to use Melafix, but in her own enclosure, as the medicine often kills gouramis and other laby...