odd behavior in amazon puffer

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odd behavior in amazon puffer

Post by deckard1138 » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:17 pm

Hello Mr or ms

My amazon puffer seem to be a bit lethargic and is stationary in one of the lower corners of my nanocube. If this continues, I
was wondering if i t could be something he ate. Oh, and I just did a %50 change in the tank around afternoon. I used cold wawter --
Maybe the water temp. could be affecting him.

Here are the specs:

hi ph level-->7.8 ppm

tank size: 24 gal
inhabitants: 6 mollies w/ 1 amazon puffer
feeding: once every day
Water change: once every week(%20)/once a month(%50)

oh, and i inadvertantly killed an additional puffer with too much heat--another tidbit is that my remainin puffer gobbled up a shoal of neon tetras
Could you be so kind as to diagnose my fish ailment (if any?)

Many thanks,


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Re: odd behavior in amazon puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:31 am

Yes, adding cooler water than what is in the tank (78-80 degrees) will not only cause lethargy, it's a big shock to the system making them prone to diseases like ich/velvet, as it compromises their immune system.
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