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by Pufferpunk
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Baby Porcupine help?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Baby Porcupine help?

I don't think so, these are very interactive fish. Fish kept together at a store is only temporary housing.
by Pufferpunk
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: New to Puffers
Replies: 1
Views: 318

Re: New to Puffers

Welcome! I applied for work at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago to do that job but they said I needed 200 hours of diving experience. I now have over 500 dives under my belt but never went back for the job.
by Pufferpunk
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: Baby Porcupine help?
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: Baby Porcupine help?

Welcome! Hex tanks aren't the best for this species & eventually you will want a tank 2x this size for the tans & puffer. Puffers are shy & not very competitive for food. Your trigger is aggressive towards other fish & bullies others for food. Not a great combo, IMO. Crushed coral is...
by Pufferpunk
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Dwarf Puffer with swollen chin
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Dwarf Puffer with swollen chin

Could be a cyst then. Sorry, I'm pretty much the only one running this site.
Lots of knowledgable folks here though: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pufferfishenthusiasts
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.

A healthy cycled tank should be showing some nitrate. Are you sure you shook the tubes exactly as the directions say to?
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soon To-be Fahaka mama
Replies: 1
Views: 283

Re: Soon To-be Fahaka mama

Welcome!
What have you been doing to keep the empty tank cycled? Adding ammonia?
library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/

library/feeding/basic-snail-breeding/

I do know of a guy who breeds giant cockroaches for his puffers.
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picked Up Four Schoutedeni Puffers!
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Picked Up Four Schoutedeni Puffers!

Believe me, I've tried. He loves live worms though.
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Picked Up Four Schoutedeni Puffers!
Replies: 5
Views: 471

Re: Picked Up Four Schoutedeni Puffers!

I actually do have the NLS pellets but my fahaka is so hard to feed! He turns his nose up on shrimp, scallops & squid.
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.

Your nitrate is testing 0?
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Figure 8 puffers routinely getting sick
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Figure 8 puffers routinely getting sick

I do not see a photo here. You need to upload them on a photo site & then link them here. If they are always coming in sick, can you use a different supplier? how long are they taking to be shipped to you? Symptoms? Even as a holding tank, 10g is way too small for the fish to feel safe & com...
by Pufferpunk
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Dwarf Puffer with swollen chin
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Re: Dwarf Puffer with swollen chin

Even if it is nematodes (which look like a raised circle under the skin), there's nothing you can do about it without killing the fish.
by Pufferpunk
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

I add VitaChem to everything I defrost.
by Pufferpunk
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Healthy figure 8, but scratching and itchy.

LOL, a fish vet working at a LFS? Probably just self-proclaimed "expert". Fish do not "flash" from IPs. In addition, freshwater fish do not drink water, so adding an anti-parasite drug will not help with IPs at all. If anything, it may help ICH which can have the symptom of flash...
by Pufferpunk
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: 3 White Spots, but they dont look like ick ?

Hi, I do see these occasionally on my fish's fins. too. They seem to just go away on their own. Are they getting larger?