Grey belly on green spotted pufferfish

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Grey belly on green spotted pufferfish

Post by PufferPro » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:49 pm

Ok so this is my first time asking a question on this forum but I was wondering how long would it take him to get better in good conditions? 1.012 salinity, he is 1.5 inches long also he has a slightly nipped fin im guessing from shipment.I only have him in a 10 gallon tank as of nown Definitely going to get another tank probably 30 gallons as he gets a little bit bigger. Tank cycled with the marine salt for 3 weeks. His behavior is good and he has been eating fine. Maybe a teensy bit too much feeding?



I keep trying to upload a picture but the website says its too big?

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Re: Grey belly on green spotted pufferfish

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:28 pm

[welcome]
Please do your best to resize the pic so we can see it.
Also, answer ALL the questions above, in red.
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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