Bent puffer!!!

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cds333
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Bent puffer!!!

Post by cds333 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:04 am

Why is this little guy bent?!?

I got him from the LFS this time, after my last GSP from walmart did not survive. This guy came with mouth fungus, which I treated with mel/pim treatment. But now he is bent!

He spends an inordinate amount of time parked with his belly on the sand; I don't know if this is because swimming is more difficult for him due to his suboptimal hydrodynamic profile or because he is ill.

Is this normal? Or perhaps he is host to a parasite that is growing in his left intestine?

How can I straighten him?

Thanks!

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Re: Bent puffer!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:30 am

He's emaciated! Is he eating?
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Re: Bent puffer!!!

Post by cds333 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:38 pm

He could be eating more... but emaciation would be symmetrical, wouldn't it? This guy is definitely not symmetrical - here he is from the aerial view.
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Re: Bent puffer!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:40 am

You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Bent puffer!!!

Post by cds333 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:29 am

I have read through that before. A quick re-read and I didn't notice anything about parasites causing contortions of the spine.

btw it also says that signs of parasites are both "frantic for food" and "loss of appetite" lol

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Re: Bent puffer!!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:57 am

I have been doing this a very, very long time. Emaciation will look exactly like what you have there.
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