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by Dadof4
Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: MFK...
Replies: 24
Views: 2277

Re: MFK...

Give it a week or so...
by Dadof4
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Dwarf puffer for my tank?
Replies: 13
Views: 1532

Re: Dwarf puffer for my tank?

DP's eat scales and fins in their natural diet. DP's with other fish can be a life time of harassment for the other fish.....
by Dadof4
Sun Jan 06, 2013 2:00 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Salt or Med dip.
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Salt or Med dip.

*sigh* Early morning answer...I didn't even realize it was a brackish tank.
by Dadof4
Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:36 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Salt or Med dip.
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Salt or Med dip.

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 ...
by Dadof4
Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Quarantining Your Fish
Replies: 29
Views: 10129

Re: Quarantining Your Fish

I'll see if I can find the original article.
by Dadof4
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:50 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: mbu poo??
Replies: 24
Views: 1577

Re: mbu poo??

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...
by Dadof4
Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Giant Puffer Species
Topic: mbu poo??
Replies: 24
Views: 1577

Re: mbu poo??

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...
by Dadof4
Tue Apr 03, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Possible downtime tonight
Replies: 7
Views: 3491

Possible downtime tonight

Doing a database back up and file transfer tonight. We may go down for a short time but will be back up as fast as possible.
by Dadof4
Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: mussels
Replies: 14
Views: 737

Re: mussels

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...
by Dadof4
Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyones puffer try to commit suicide?
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: Dose anyones puffer try to commit suicide?

Fahaka's bury naturally as a form of camouflage so he may just be freaking out a little and trying to hide.
by Dadof4
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6681

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

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.
by Dadof4
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:42 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: oh great i guess dwarfpuffers.com is gone now...
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: oh great i guess dwarfpuffers.com is gone now...

He doesn't come here anymore.
by Dadof4
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:18 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Newbie with GSP STOPPED EATING please help
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Newbie with GSP STOPPED EATING please help

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...
by Dadof4
Thu Feb 16, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Euthanasia
Replies: 14
Views: 698

Re: Euthanasia

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...
by Dadof4
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Marine Puffers
Topic: FUGU Puffer (orange saddle puffer)
Replies: 30
Views: 11982

Re: FUGU Puffer (orange saddle puffer)

I know someone that has owned one for a few years and it has been happy and healthy for her. I'll give her your e-mail address.