My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

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My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by towr179 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 am

Hi i living in south korea and i keeping wild congo schoutedeni puffer.
I have some question about this fish.
i have some problem with my fish.
He came to my tank in 5 days ago.
He didnt it anything
I tried to feed something like that frozen blood warm, live shrimp, ramshorn snail.
But he didnt eat anything.
And he became skinny every day.
Can you help me?

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Re: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:52 pm

[welcome]
How big is the tank? Is it just the 1 puffer? What are the water parameters?
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: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by towr179 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:42 pm

Size-60.45.45
Filter-eheim2217+2215/eheim bottom filter
26℃
6 schoutedeni puffers in similer size
7 baby coridoras
3plecos(L121)
Ph : 7.2
TDS : 110

Another puffers are eat very well!

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C valentini
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C papuan
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lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
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Re: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by Pufferpunk » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:35 pm

Oh gosh, that makes your tank around 30 gallons. Only barely big enough for 2 puffers ONLY (no other fish). My guess is the overstocking is seriously stressing them out.

What are your water parameters as far as ammonia, nitrite & nitrate?
How EXACTLY did you cycle this tank?
What order were the fish added?
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: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by Tankmates » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:16 am

Along with the suggestions above, if they are wild caught it may have parasites.
I agree with pufferpunk, you should look into a larger tank for the fish. The puffers get to be 4 inches in length and are very messy, which will be awful for your water quality.

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Re: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by astrid37 » Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:50 pm

Realize that this is an older thread, but in case this helps, I have 6 schoutedeni in a 125g, and now that I've has them for awhile, would go even bigger if I could on tank size.

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Re: My schoutedeni puffer didnt it any food! Help please

Post by Niblet » Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 pm

I have a 46 gallon bowfront with one schoutedeni and a handful of tetras,,i was wanting to put another schoutedeni in there
maybe I better just stick with one

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