Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

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Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by AppreciateTobies » Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:44 pm

My blue spot puffer’s teeth (Bucky) didn’t wear down no matter what I fed so I needed to trim them. I inadvertently “trimmed” half of his top beak right off. The entire half came out. I did this last night and I’m grateful to find him still alive today. However, will this grow back?? I feel like such a horrible person. I didn’t use the clove oil because he wasn’t doing too hot which is why I decided to trim his teeth in the first place. Please, if anyone has any advice I’d love to hear it! I’ve had Bucky for about three years and he’s always been a lot of fun to watch. Do I need to feed him by hand, will it grow back, etc etc.

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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:53 pm

I think he should be fine. Add Marine Melafix to help healing. Try offering softer foods, like worms for a while.
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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by AppreciateTobies » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:21 am

Bought some long tongs and held a shrimp up to his mouth and after much cajoling he “ate” one, that’s it. He seems blind, he bumps into things all of a sudden. Tonight he ate nothing. He avoided the tongs and the mysis shrimp I’d thawed out. He’s also not eating any of the seaweed I put in.

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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:36 am

Water parameters?
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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by AppreciateTobies » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:25 pm

Salinity is at 33 and specific gravity is between 1.024 and1.025. Is that what you’re asking?

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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:28 pm

Ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/pH
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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by AppreciateTobies » Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:48 pm

Okay. Will run those tests.

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Re: Cut off entire right half of Bucky’s top beak

Post by devildog999 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:59 am

Did you ever run those water tests?

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