MBU puffer fish skin problem

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1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

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One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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HKmatt
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MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by HKmatt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:11 am

Hi, my MBU appear a lager white spot on his back and other one smaller on his belly. My I know what treatments can apply for him?

Water change 25% every two day
Temp 28℃
HP 7.5
Tank size 24“x 12"x12" ( temporary tanks)

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Re: MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:23 pm

Heater burn? Is it getting bigger?
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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Re: MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by HKmatt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:21 pm

I changed the position for the heater, I think it look like a heater burn, I think its getting Smaller, what should I do?

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Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:05 pm

Melafix & salt (1 tbsp/10g).
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: MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by HKmatt » Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:57 pm

Is that good to use few drop of garlic juice instead of melafix?

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: MBU puffer fish skin problem

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:36 am

No, Melafix is tea tree oil.
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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