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I would not directly dip the fish. Puffers have an unusually high uptake of medications because they are scaleless and do not have gill plating. Try adding aquarium salt, bring up the temperature in the tank, and continue the current treatment too. Please keep us informed and if they don't clear up ...
And on the cooked food topic....Fish are not designed to digest cooked proteins. Basically put, when heat is applied to protien it changes the structure of the protein, it denatures it and the protein strand then needs different digestive enzymes to break it down. A great example is an egg. When you...
Yes ghosts are mainly water, you could gut load them prior to freezing. Your puffer will soon suss out how to catch them. My fahaka fills slightly with water and as they swim past he expells the water which forces the shrimp to jump right into his mouth, he is terribly lazy. This is actually rather...
What I do for clams is let them thaw in warm water, scrape most of the meat from the shell and then I cut that up in to meal size pieces. Freeze between two sheets of wax paper and then cut it out section by section when you need it. I do not throw away the shells, I feed those right away and let th...
- Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:03 am
- Forum: Hospital
- Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
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Corvus I agree with your method of freezing. This doesn't take hours like putting him it in a bag and then in the freezer would. Submersing it in near freezing water is a shock to the entire fish and they become unconscious within seconds.
- Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:42 am
- Forum: The Lounge
- Topic: oh great i guess dwarfpuffers.com is gone now...
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He doesn't come here anymore.
- Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:18 am
- Forum: Hospital
- Topic: Newbie with GSP STOPPED EATING please help
- Replies: 13
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Not continuing to try to keep BW fish is not the answer that's needed here. I keep two brackish tanks, one of them a GSP tank, very successfully. I find them easier to keep than FW tanks. One of the things that stands out in your description is your tank temperature. I would drop that to about 72 de...
About a year after I returned home from the USMC my old dog was hit by a truck - quite deliberately, I might add. I live out in the country and there is no vet to take him to, but he was so badly injured he wouldn't of made it anyway. So, I had to handle it myself. I did this out of kindness for on...