SICK GREEN SPOTTED PUFFER PLEASE HELP

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

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.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
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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Trosen98
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SICK GREEN SPOTTED PUFFER PLEASE HELP

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I had two GSP, one that died today. my tank was not fully cycled when I got them. I did not know this as the pet store owner told me to cycle for a week. It was not enough as I found out after getting a testing kit. I have worked hard to maintain low ammonia and nitrite. They are about zero. I also have low nitrate levels. I think zero as well.

I have been using prime and stability.

I also have been using marine salt.

PH is 7.8
water temp is 77
Ammonia is 0ppm
Nitrite is 0ppm
Nitrate is 0-5ppm.

I am already really sad about losing one of my puffs. I’m worried I’m gonna lose my other one shortly. He is pretty inactive while he is usually zipping all over the tank. He is sitting close to the surface.
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Re: SICK GREEN SPOTTED PUFFER PLEASE HELP

Post by Pufferpunk »

How exactly did you cycle the tank during that week? What test kit are you using? Tank size?

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Re: SICK GREEN SPOTTED PUFFER PLEASE HELP

Post by madsciebist2 »

is ur green puffer older maybe few months? if so remember as babies they need freshwater as teenagers+ brackish water is best for them. hope this helps.
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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: SICK GREEN SPOTTED PUFFER PLEASE HELP

Post by Pufferpunk »

You can keep a juvie GSP in SW.
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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