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by eieio
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sad News...
Replies: 14
Views: 957

Re: Sad News...

sorry to hear this Pp
by eieio
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: pea puffer starving to death
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: pea puffer starving to death

based upon personal experience and many years of activity in this forum, it seems that many (if not most) dwarf puffers have IPs when purchased. the amount of time it takes them to succumb to IPs has a lot to do with catching/distribution time & conditions/shipping/stress/water conditions. some are ...
by eieio
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment
Replies: 46
Views: 3177

Re: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment

...........so glad to see this, thanks for the GOOD NEWS!!!!
by eieio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment
Replies: 46
Views: 3177

Re: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment

they are VERY emaciated they may have a serious case of IPs. if they looked like the picture in your first post when delivered, I'd REALLY take exception. who did you order them from? I've ordered fish to ship to me, and none have ever looked like something that I wouldn't purchase in person. I'd ha...
by eieio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment
Replies: 46
Views: 3177

Re: Skinny and delayed Tetraodon schoutedeni (spotted congo) shipment

they don't look too good.
have you been in touch with the seller, sent pictures?
when you requested pre-shipping pictures, how much time went by between the request for pictures and the shipping of the fish?
by eieio
Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

Thanks so much for your reply. That is great feedback. I needed the nudge-think I'm going to push the button today and get the Eheim! Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience recently with Fluval. I hope they were able to fix it... they really weren't able to fix it (though they tried-unsucessfu...
by eieio
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Tricks of the Trade/Equipment Queries
Topic: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: Fluval FX5, FX6 or Eheim 2262

I've used Fluval Canister filters for decades until the last one that I bought (design change from previous model). The redesign is pure garbage, as is their customer service. Though it's a different model design than the ones you're considering, it soured me on the whole brand. I'd look toward the ...
by eieio
Wed May 02, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Holy cow someone is back!
Replies: 10
Views: 1128

Re: Holy cow someone is back!

:D Welcome Back J-P!!!!!!!!!
by eieio
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Do dwarf puffers travel well?
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Do dwarf puffers travel well?

I transported mine for 9-10 hrs in a Home Depot bucket & lid with an air stone run by an inexpensive air pump with an inverter plugged into the lighter socket in my car. There was enough water in the covered bucket to keep the temperature stable. At the destination, I added a heater to the bucket fo...
by eieio
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: Do dwarf puffers travel well?
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Do dwarf puffers travel well?

how long between tanks?
how many puffers?
how healthy are they?
how long have you had them?
by eieio
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DPs and planaria
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: DPs and planaria

I don't know about other fish forums, but when members here become aware that someone has planaria, we tend to shift into a mode that is based upon the these facts: 1) the population of planaria is regulated by the amount of waste available (planaria food). 2) overstocking & overfeeding almost alway...
by eieio
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DPs and planaria
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: DPs and planaria

Seriously picoverd, the key to dealing with this is to change the conditions that are supporting them.
Clean the place up.
Also, your tank is grossly overpopulated.
Thin out the herd.
It's all about the fish!
by eieio
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DPs and planaria
Replies: 33
Views: 1590

Re: DPs and planaria

picotverd wrote:
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:16 pm
I know why Planaria appears. Does anybody know why DPs don't attack Planaria, if they don't?
maybe they don't taste good
by eieio
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Freshwater Puffers
Topic: How many times to change the filter
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: How many times to change the filter

what size of tank, what kind of filter, what kind of filter media, how often does it get dirty, how many fish, tankmates, what kind of foods, how much food do they leave behind and do you pick up the leftovers right away, do you stir the sand regularly, how often do you change water...............? ...
by eieio
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Hospital
Topic: Confusing reoccurring problem, DPF
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Confusing reoccurring problem, DPF

Hi All - Sorry for the slow reply - I didn't see the topic post and so I missed the replies. Seems to me that grossly overstocked is a bit of an overstatement. but I do highly doubt that they are so inaccurate that they don't register any nitrite in an ammonia-polluted tank. But I am wondering if t...