Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

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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.

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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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Mxtoronto
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Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

Post by Mxtoronto »

Hello,

I'm not sure how to treat my puffer for an internal parasite. He's stopped growing fast and he's only 2 Inches long. Had him for 4 months now. When I got him I was told he didn't have any internal parasites.

His waste comes out stringy and beaded.

I live in Ontario, Canada so I've been having trouble locating a source for any internal parasite medication. The only vet in my area charges a $150 Consulting fee and then a fee for the medication and a check up. Not sure how they can even perform a checkup or any consultation.

If anyone has any ideas for other ways to get rid of this internal parasite please share them. :cry:
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Re: Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk »

Wow, what a rip-off!
Can you order something off eBay?
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: Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

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They won’t ship to where I am. Also very very over priced.
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Posts: 31713
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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: Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

Post by Pufferpunk »

Wormer plus is now back on the available list. Don't know where you're located but do a hunt and I'm sure you'll find it. Try ordering through angelfins.ca great online company out if Guelph Ontario. Whether it's in stock though...
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: Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

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Thank you! I’ll check it out. Have you used it before??
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Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
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
Contact:

Re: Internal Parasite Juvenile Fahaka Puffer

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I have not, I'm in the US but it was recommended on a worldwide puffer group I'm in.
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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