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Dwarf Puffer Lumpy Belly

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:03 pm
by jutt
Hey guys, I got my dwarf puffer a week ago from my LFS and I used general cure as a preventative against internal parasites. I followed the directions on the box, but now I have noticed that his belly is lumpy and uneven. I do not know if it is from him eating or if it is a worm. Should I treat him again or is he just skinny from being at the LFS? I have been feeding him about 3 blood worms a day and there are snails in the tank that he might eat as well.He has been very active and outgoing since the first day I got him.
Water Parameters: using API master test kit
ammonia: 0
nitrite: 0
nitrate: 5-10ppm
pH: 7.6
water temp: 79 F
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Re: Dwarf Puffer Lumpy Belly

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:19 am
by Pufferpunk
[welcome]
1st of all, FW fish do not drink water, so any meds you add to his tank will not get inside the fish. Those lumps are their food.

Re: Dwarf Puffer Lumpy Belly

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:41 pm
by jutt
Pufferpunk wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:19 am
[welcome0
1st of all, FW fish do not drink water, so any meds you add to his tank will not get inside the fish. Those lumps are their food.
How much general cure and food should I mix together? and how long should I soak it for?

Re: Dwarf Puffer Lumpy Belly

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:37 pm
by Pufferpunk
General Cure is garbage. Try Prazipro. Personally, though, I doubt this puffer has IPs.

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