Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

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Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:51 pm

I have a hairy puffer that I got about 5 months ago. He has been acting strange. He hasn’t been eating I try to put food in and he won’t even look at it. I also try to get him to eat love fish and he won’t eat them either. So I have a couple of danios, rasboras and ghost shrimp In there and they have been doing fine. I don’t know what to do to help him feel better.

Parameters:

Ammonia-10ppm

NO2- 0ppm

NO3- 0 ppm

He is in a 50gallon tank. The other fish are all doing fine that have been in there have been doing fine. I

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:18 pm

Ammonia 10??? How long has this tank been set up? How was it cycled?
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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:26 pm

The tank has been running for a couple of years. Here of some pictures of him recently.

https://imgur.com/gallery/z0ZJewy

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:36 pm

I am sorry I looked back and it would be .1 ppm. It was late last me night

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:59 pm

Do you think maybe he swallowed air? I'm curious, why ammonia & no nitrate?
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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:14 pm

How would I know if you swallowed air? Last thing he ate was a minnow fish. He seems very stressed out and has been breathing heavy. My water change day is today so maybe that is a reason why it is up. I am not that good with colors when reading the test so I could o misread it.

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:49 pm

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: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:24 pm

I am using the api freshwater master test kit.

He was on frozen krill when I first got him. From the lfs I guess he could have air in him. Maybe I will try the get air out of him. He does look kinda bloated. For not eating for a 3 weeks.

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:28 pm

Try live earthworms. That's the only thing mine will eat.
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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:10 pm

What kind of gloves should I use to pick him up with?

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:58 pm

I'd use a large net. Make sure his head doesn't leave the water. You can also gently press his tummy from the tail up towards the mouth.
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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:05 pm

I didn’t see anything out but after I did it. He moved around slowly around the tank then back on the plants where he likes to sit. I have fed him a worm in the past and heaped that sucker up. I will try tomorrow and give him some to see if he will eat it. If not I can try to do the air bubbles again maybe it will better because I didn’t start from the tail I started from the belly. I am new to puffers this year and learning a lot thanks for the help.

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:25 am

I am posting a update I though he was doing better I did managed to get some air out. He still hasn’t got better actually seems a little worst. I don’t know what to do I really care for this guy. He has a weird bump in his stomach I don’t understand why he has it because he hasn’t ate in a month. Could he have parasites?

https://imgur.com/gallery/8WrnPLE

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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Pufferpunk » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:43 am

It's probably air, which is causing him not to be able to upright himself.
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Re: Hairy puffer is on his laying funny on plants

Post by Jp041491 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:17 pm

I was able to get more air out of him. He seem very stressed after I did it. I left him alone for a couple of days. Two days ago he ate the danio in there. He still can’t can’t the rasboras. I also put a golden shiner in there yesterday and he just ate it today. He left the head and I am surprise the rasboras started eating it. He still has air in him from what I can see. Is there a way he would expel it on his own. Should I try to burp him again or should I leave him alone because it doesn’t seem to be bothering him.

https://imgur.com/gallery/NIsuJ02 Took a little video of him after he ate.

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