Emergency help plx

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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

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.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
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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Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:44 pm

I put Actinia in the tank with my GSP. He attacked her and spat out some of her tentacles. Probably got burned. What to do? Will they live together? How dangerous is her poison to him? can she kill him? :(

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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:01 pm

Sounds like a bad combo.
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: Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:07 pm

better to remove actinia? puffer get many white spots on his body. i Was think if GSP is Marine fish they probably can live with all marine stuff
What u think? What u will do?

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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:17 pm


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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:19 pm

How can i help him at the moment? If he will die i gonna kill myself 8(

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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:24 pm

I put off actinia, after hour puff look good again....

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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:58 pm

It looks like those are burn marks. You could add marine Melafix to help heal that.
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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:47 pm

Not all marine creatures get along. It takes a LOT of research to know which ones are compatible.
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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by polder » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:34 am

Ty Pufferpunk. I start add melafix like u say and bring back buble actinia. Puffer wont atack it now. just look at she\he some time.
I wil keep eye on them, if everythink gonna be ok i think i keep them both. If no, actinia get out of puffy tank =_=

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Re: Emergency help plx

Post by Pufferpunk » Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:14 pm

"buble actinia"???
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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