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Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:26 pm

Dear All ,
I just joined to your group I have buyed a GSP on saturday and since 3 days doesn't eat anything the seller has proposed to buy tetra delicia krill but did not eat I had calamari on deep freeze gived a small piece but did not eat what can do for my GSP to eat something today I asked to seller he give me another kind of krill but also did not eat pls help

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:31 pm

I need more information from you. How big is this puffer's tank? How did you cycle it before you added the puffer?
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: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:36 am

Thks for reply
Tank is (38X26X40,5) yes after filling the tank it worked for 6 days empty and put after the puffer
the fish is aprox 4,5cm and temparute 24C
the aquarium is same as in the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdl_XUwYLq4
there is sea sand and stones in the tank
everhing seems well swims very good but doesn't eat

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Today started to eat I'm very happy :))

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
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: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:16 pm

OK, so your tank is not cycled at all. :( You are going to have to do daily 50% water changes.
Can you get the product Prime there? You need test kits for ammonia, nitrite & nitrate, too.
library/water-filtration/fishless-cycling/
library/water-filtration/emergencycycle/
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:16 pm

Thank you for your reply and support, I'm changing %20 every two days there is only one puffer in 35 Lt tank
Everything seems fine eats shrimp but doesn't eat krill which seller advised, so continuing with shrimps
pls advise if is it better to have only one or two puffers in the tank

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
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
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:03 pm

1 adult GSP requires a minimum of 115 liters.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:36 pm

my puffer is 4.5 cm how long does it take to get max size

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
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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Location: Chicago
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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:50 pm

About 2 years.
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: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:04 am

Gd

I have second puffer in my tank after a week so I can observe the differences much more easier the firs one I had is generally hiding and most of the time the color is dark the new one is swimming with a high energy and seems more health should I do something or is this behavior normal

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
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
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:07 am

You have 2 GSPs in a 35L tank?
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am

yes at the moment one is 4.5 cm other one is 6 cm within 4-5 months will get a bigger tank

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by eieio » Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:35 pm

Bora wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 am
yes at the moment one is 4.5 cm other one is 6 cm within 4-5 months will get a bigger tank
if you're serious about keeping those fish, there are a few things you must learn, right away!
that tank isn't suitable for one of your puffers, let alone two.
water chemistry is critically important with puffers, and directly affected by fish size, tank size, and filtration.
any feeding problem you have right now is probably due to overcrowding and the resulting poor water chemistry.
krill is one of the worst possible things to feed a GSP.
as Pufferpunk said, your tank isn't cycled, and your fish are probably living in toxic water.
also, as she said, you need a liquid test kit to test your water parameters.
unless you are willing to get serious about all of these these points, your fish will not have a chance.
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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:37 am

Thanks for information which are really important for me
There are not very much puffer owners in Turkey
I got wrong information in the begging with your help will find the right solutions
The information to me from different sellers were nearly same that puffer is very easy fish and also in the Local forums you can not find real information
Puffer is different from other fish's so in a short time I will get a bigger tank changing %20 of the water every 2 days
Krill was proposed from the seller
Can I use or try also dried blood worms alternative to shrimp or shall I only use shrimp
Thank you all for your supports

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Re: Help needed from Turkey

Post by Bora » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:48 am

Meantime I'm searching for tanks which is better a out filter or sump system

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