Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

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Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by HKmatt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:03 am

Hi all, please help

Your water parameters -
pH 8
Ammonia, 0
Nitrite, 0
Nitrates 0

2) Tank size 24" x 18 x 18

3) Feeding # daily, 2 ~ 4 live small fish, water change schedule # weekly 30%

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week # no change

5) setup 4 months ago


Hi my Fahaka about 3inch long, started 4months ago, and started from last Sunday, I think I over feed him with 4 small fish and than he stop eat since now 3 days and he start hiding on his spot. Also notice him start breathing fast and mouth open.

I added some sea salt 1.003 on day one n changed 40% water day two and day three, but he still doing the same ... That I notice him on the side have two white spotted..

Some forum said use slide few garlic water on his food as told this help and puffer lover it .. not work...

Please help and advice..

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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:30 pm

Please tell me EXACTLY how you cycled this tank? If it has been set up, you should be showing some nitrate. What test kit are you using? Why are you adding that much salt to a freshwater tank?
Fahaka puffers are not piscavores, they are crustacean-eaters: library/feeding/feeding-your-puffers/
library/feeding/problems-feeding-your-puffer/
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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by HKmatt » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:15 am

hi,

cycled the tank about 3 week with some gold fish.

no no2 test result yet. need to buy the tester

Fahaka have the head down tail up, i think he may be overfeed

Thanks for advice on the food.

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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:04 am

Is it possible he swallowed some air?
library/hospital/help-my-puffer-is-air-filled/
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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by HKmatt » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:06 am

Let me try this, if still happen. should I try Epsom salt?

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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:28 am

For what? Does he seem constipated? It couldn't hurt...
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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by HKmatt » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:06 am

Some topic said the head down tail up issue by the overfeed, and can treat by Epsom salt

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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 10, 2018 5:07 pm

I don't know where you might have read this. Never heard of this.
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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by HKmatt » Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:30 am

@pufferpunk.

Mr fahaka is back to normal , Thank you for your advice

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Re: Fahaka issues not eating and white spotted find

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:58 am

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

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