puffer surgery success!

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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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adamsmx34
Dwarf Puffer
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by adamsmx34 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:32 pm

It was probably exciting for the doc!

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casc
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~Non puff tank:
30G reef tank with Hawaiian Dwarf Peacock Lionfish
~GF tanks:
90G freshwater w/ fancy goldfish
90G freshwater w/ oscar
Location (country): USA, Vermont

Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:51 am

I am still trying to upload the video. And I am gonna try to get a pic of the wound now that his stitches came out

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hadla
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by hadla » Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:39 pm

Wow! Was waiting to see the cost and I love that they didn't try to overcharge you like some vets I know around here who have a monopoly on birds... Anyway, hope it doesn't come back and he has a very long life with you! :)
Never trust big puffers. The fingers you save may be your own. -RTR

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casc
Figure 8 Puffer
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My Puffers: "Juke" porcupine puffer 150G FOWLR
10G Aqua scape tank with Dwarf Puffer
~Non puff tank:
30G reef tank with Hawaiian Dwarf Peacock Lionfish
~GF tanks:
90G freshwater w/ fancy goldfish
90G freshwater w/ oscar
Location (country): USA, Vermont

Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by casc » Fri May 22, 2015 11:54 pm

Just an update, it's been about a year and Juke is still tumor free and doing better than ever!

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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat May 23, 2015 9:07 am

Yay, great job!
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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BedScien
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Re: puffer surgery success!

Post by BedScien » Sun May 24, 2015 12:20 pm

YAY! :) Gorgeous fish!
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