Looks like my puff can't eat

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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.

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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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by MAB » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:08 pm

I have not fed him Krill, because I have readt that about puffers.
I feed him blood worms and FD baby shrimp and Live gost shrimp.

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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by MAB » Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:53 pm

I could not get a good pic and the videos I took would not load.
So I put them on You Tube.

http://youtu.be/MJ22GuqT0F8

http://youtu.be/5mcQZCqpVDo

I hope you can see the discoloration on the left side of his face. It's kinda pink and maybe swollen.

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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by puffykid » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:36 pm

That's a figure 8 you don't need to trim his teeth, just give him snails a few times a month no need to put him through the stress of clipping them. Also did you ever treat him for internal parasites he looks pretty skinny.
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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:39 pm

I'm sorry, I had you mixed up with another poster, who fed their puffer krill. :redface:
I'd start using marine salt for the BW & use Melafix for his swollen mouth.
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: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by MAB » Fri Jun 07, 2013 9:59 am

I never fed him krill. I had read that it could be harmful.
He ate Freeze dried blood worms and live ghost shrimp.

Update: He has passed. And I did discover that his jaw was broken. I have no idea how that hapened.

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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by purplecandle » Fri Jun 07, 2013 10:12 am

MAB wrote:I never fed him krill. I had read that it could be harmful.
He ate Freeze dried blood worms and live ghost shrimp.

Update: He has passed. And I did discover that his jaw was broken. I have no idea how that hapened.
Sorry for your loss :(

I've seen my puffer freak out before...and run full speed repeatedly into the glass. I had turned off his light at an odd time of the day.

Thankfully, he was ok. That is probably what happened. Something must have spooked him.

I've heard if an Oscar doing something similar, except his injury was that his insides came out of his anus.
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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:23 am

Poor fella... :(
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Re: Looks like my puff can't eat

Post by bertie 83 » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:37 pm

So sorry you lost him
It's amazing how easy maintenance is. If done regularly and thoroughly

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