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Since this board has been up, we have found there are several questions that routinely get asked in order to help diagnose problems. If you can have that information to begin with in your post, we'll be able to help right away (if we can!) without having to wait for you to post the info we need.

1) Your water parameters - pH, Ammonia, Nitrite, Nitrates and salinity (if appropriate). This is by far the most important information you can provide! Do not answer this with "Fine" "Perfect" "ok", that tells us nothing. We need hard numbers.

2) Tank size and a list of ALL inhabitants. Include algae eaters, plecos, everything. We need to know what you have and how big the tank is.

3) Feeding, water change schedule and a list of all products you are using or have added to the tank (examples: Cycle, Amquel, salt, etc)

4) What changes you've made in the tank in the last week or so. Sometimes its the little things that make all the difference.

5) How long the aquarium has been set up, and how did you cycle it? If you don't know what cycling is read this: Fishless Cycling Article and familiarize yourself with all the information. Yes. All of it.

We want to help, and providing this information will go a LONG way to getting a diagnosis and hopeful cure that much faster.

While you wait for assistance:
One of the easiest and best ways to help your fish feel better is clean water! If you are already on a regular water change schedule (50% weekly is recommended) a good step to making your fish more comfortable while waiting for diagnosis/suggestions is to do a large water change immediately. Feel free to repeat daily or as often as you can, clean water is always a good thing! Use of Amquel or Prime as a dechlor may help with any ammonia or nitrite issues, and is highly recommended.

Note - if you do not normally do large water changes, doing a sudden, large water change could shock your fish by suddenly changing their established water chemistry. Clean water is still your first goal, so in this case, do several smaller (10%) water changes over the next day or two before starting any large ones.
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Powerpuff
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Hi!!

Post by Powerpuff » Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:48 am

Hi there. My name is gretchen. I go by powerpuff. I need some help. I have a dwarf leopard puffer. N georgie is anything but dwarf. Hes about 3.5 inches long n stocky, or at least he was. He stopped eatting. For the last 2 days. Swims like hes dazed or confused. Everytime I think hes gonna go for the food he passes right by. I've been treating the tank w melafix n pimafix. The melafix causes a reaction in him as if its irritating him. Not so with the pimafix. Is there a way to force feed him. I've had georgie for 6 years, hes been great. I dont want to loose him if theres something I can do. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Hes in w a foxface.could he have gotten stung??

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My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
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Re: Hi!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:26 am

[welcome]
I never heard of a "dwarf" leopard puffer. Sounds like a Green spotted puffer? Can you post a pic? I'm moving this post to our Hospital forum, so you can answer all our questions above, in red.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

Powerpuff
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Location (country): Usa

Re: Hi!!

Post by Powerpuff » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:21 am

How do I upload a photo. Sorry I'm so long in replying. I didnt think my message went through. Hes very large for his species. My friend that sold him to me said he never saw one ge th so big. Yes, I do believe another name is green spotted

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Pufferpunk
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Posts: 31386
Joined: Tue May 31, 2005 11:06 am
Gender: Female
My Puffers: Filbert, the 12" T lineatus
Punkster, the 4" red T miurus
Mongo, the 4" A modestus
2 T biocellatus
C valentini
C coranata
C papuan
Also kept:
lorteti
DPs
suvattii
burrfish
T niphobles
Location (country): USA, Greenville, SC
Location: Chicago
Contact:

Re: Hi!!

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:23 pm

You have to upload the photo somewhere like Imageshack & link it here.
You are getting sleepy... you only hear the sound of my voice... you must do water changes... water changes... water changes... water changes...

"The solution to pollution is dilution!"

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