Hi everyone! I am sort of new here and my puffer is not doing well..

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thatmarinescienceguy
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Hi everyone! I am sort of new here and my puffer is not doing well..

Post by thatmarinescienceguy » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:22 pm

Hi everyone! I am from Florida! I kept, well, I still have, a figure 8 in a 75 gallon brackish .. (I typically just eyeball it, and use a refractometer at water changes but it's usually 1.8 to 2.0ppt)... he lives in there with a hermit crab named buddy. Upon first meeting Puff decided the hermit might be a good snack.. but.. after a few weeks Puff decided Buddy was better served as a friend than a snack, so he did not eat him. The two became best buds. My figure 8 Puff tops out at almost 4" long. He's got something.. I think it started out as a parasite... which i think was cured with 1 dose of API general cure.. but the second dose 48 hours later brought him back down again.. maybe he caught a bacterial infection.. I don't know.. but he's not well.. What I do know is that I am probably going to lose my best bud this weekend. Here's the best photo I was able to get:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1DstyPP ... sp=sharing

Not sure if that link will show, but that's his photo and he's adorable. My puff swam away from cameras, so, to get this photo, it really was the best day I had. I am joining today as I want to learn as much as I can about infections, bacterial and parasitic, and ways to diagnose, prevent, and cure. I'd also like to meet cool Puff people, too.

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Re: Hi everyone! I am sort of new here and my puffer is not doing well..

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:05 am

[welcome]
Great shot! He actually looks quite healthy. Why do you think he has a parasite? What is the SG of the tank?
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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