Dead puffer - poisoned tank?

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LadyHawk
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Dead puffer - poisoned tank?

Post by LadyHawk » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:55 pm

Hello! I just lost a small T. miurus recently. However before I could remove its body from the tank, all of my trumpet snails ate the carcass clean! There are only a few rib bones left. (I have an ABSURD number of MTS in this tank and have been trying to control them for ages.)

My question is: if I want to add new fish, do I need to worry about the miurus having released toxins in the water when it died/was eaten?

Thanks!!!

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Re: Dead puffer - poisoned tank?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:59 am

Puffers do not release toxins into the water. I would, however, do a 100% WC & clean everything out well, to remove any ammonia that might have been released by the carcass.
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Re: Dead puffer - poisoned tank?

Post by LadyHawk » Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:47 pm

Ok! Thank you so much for the quick response! It was such an icky situation and I bawled my eyes out for days. I’m finally ready to have fish in the tank again!

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