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by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

OK.
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

The AMVA recommends against freezing, even after shocking.
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

I'm sorry about your puffer. :( and decapitating it while its still alive or perhaps stabbing it in the head with a needle is better...Mmmm i dont think so... i'd rather let him go PEACEFULLY in the freezer. The AMVA strongly recommends against freezing, since the fish remains alive and conscious wh...
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:50 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

Well, you can remove the rocks and he won't be smashing into as many things or such rough things, which would probably be a good thing while you figure out what to do. If you don't want to wait, then you will probably have to go with decapitation/pithing/blunt object. Since he is a large fish, it mi...
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

You could also just remove the rocks in the tank.
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

Freezing is extremely painful and not at all peaceful.
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

Do you have access to anesthetic, or can you get some shipped overnight? I have Finquel and can overnight some to you if you reimburse me the shipping money via PayPal.
by LilGreenPuffer
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:05 am
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

What are the exact numbers of your parameters?

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by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix and bettas/labyrinth fish
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Re: Melafix and bettas/labyrinth fish

Wow, I'm glad I posted this, then! And I'm glad it helped you.
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:55 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Melafix and bettas/labyrinth fish
Replies: 9
Views: 3867

Melafix and bettas/labyrinth fish

Hey, folks! We talk about Melafix for puffers a lot, and it's a great medication. But I want to let everyone know that it is not safe for labyrinth fish. Labyrinth fish, or anabantoids, are the group of fish that breath air with a labyrinth organ. Melafix damages this organ. A popular betta medicati...
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: 30 gal for my beta?
Replies: 54
Views: 6053

Re: 30 gal for my beta?

Nitrates don't cause poisoning until they're at very high levels. The reason we do water changes so long before they reach toxic levels is that they're an indication of other water chemistry/fish output things. Errr... Ask RTR about this. He explains it better. Wisteria eats nitrates like nothing el...
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Puffer Pix and Flix!
Topic: GSP vs Laser
Replies: 12
Views: 2729

Re: GSP vs Laser

That's hilarious, spottedpee! :lol:
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: 30 gal for my beta?
Replies: 54
Views: 6053

Re: 30 gal for my beta?

Another thing you can do for a betta when they become very weak and are absolutely on their last leg is to lower the water level so they don't have to go far for air.

There's no need for an air pump, though.
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:12 pm
Forum: Freshwater Tanks
Topic: 30 gal for my beta?
Replies: 54
Views: 6053

Re: 30 gal for my beta?

It's probably old age. He could have been up to a year old when he came from the pet store - males are often kept back for breeding before they're sold - and a normal betta lifespan is 2-5 years.
by LilGreenPuffer
Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:44 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Porcupine Puffer, brink of death
Replies: 40
Views: 6711

Re: Porcupine Puffer, bring of death

OMG! Those symptoms remind me a bit of nitrite poisoning (it has neurological effects), but obviously that's not the problem. I do think it's neurological, and if it's not nitrite poisoning, I doubt there's much you can do. :(