shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

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tank24
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shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Post by tank24 » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:33 am

hi , i'm new in this forum , i'm italian , so sorry for my english :D
i've bought a new carinotetraodon travancorius (pea puffer) for my planted 5 gallon tank , the puffer is in the tank for 3 days and is always hidden and shy on the back of the tank.
water parameters :
ph 8.1
no2 0mg
no3 0.2mg
cond 300uc
po4 1 mg/l
kh 5
gh 6

I feed him with boodworm and snails but he don't eat a lot
what could be the problem?

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Re: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:49 am

[welcome]
I would just give him time to adjust to his new home.
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: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Post by tank24 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:23 am

today the puffer is less shy but i noticed thet her stomach has a strage bulge in the right side , now i try to upload a pics

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Re: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Post by tank24 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:29 am

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Re: shy and always hidden dwarf puffer

Post by eustoma » Tue May 14, 2019 7:59 am

Have you seen it poo ever? If it is white and stringy, it might have an internal parasite. You may want to treat it. I think dwarf puffers can be shy, but from what I've read they are usually curious and somewhat adventurous. Odd lumps in the stomach can be signs of parasites.

I don't want to jump to conclusions, though. You may want to observe it for another day or two and I hope it is actually just shy!

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