Orange Saddleback growths on mouth

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Minxxy
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Orange Saddleback growths on mouth

Post by Minxxy » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:44 pm

Ok so my puffer hasnt eatten in 2 days.
STATS:
40b
0,0,10 cycled tank
2 orange saddlebacks
2 green chromids
Handful of guppie fri the puffers were supposed to eat :roll:

I cant get any pictures to upload, so I'm not sure anyone can help but they look like litte bumps and the one side of his mouth looks "pulled back" a bit

If someone can tell me how to upload pics I'll be happy to but it sais files too large

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Re: Orange Saddleback growths on mouth

Post by Pufferpunk » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:53 pm

Load them to a storage site, like Image Shack & link them here. Your tank isn't large enough for even a single adult. What's the temp? These fish need cooler water.
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