Amazon Puffer swim bladder issue?

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Amazon Puffer swim bladder issue?

Post by Nizzysan »

I am not sure what is going on but my 1 out of 5 Amazon Puffer has been acting like this for over a week now. At first when I saw him curl up and start doing that, I thought he was a goner. After that I haven't seen him for a few days. Then I saw him again in the front of the tank and I thought he was dead but he seemed pretty alert. Just couldn't swim and would be upside down curled. I tried eating and he will try to eat and does eat and does still excrete waste. So I believe this is now day 10 that he is like this. I have him in a planted 40 gallon breeder with 4 other Amazon Puffers. They are all thriving and fat. The parameters are normal but I actually noticed that my pH has started to rise to 7.4 and I started to get hair algae. I think my new light is causing hair algae to grow and threw off the balance of the tank and started to have a CO2 imbalance. That is the only thing that I noticed. I have had these puffers for about 3 months now. I just feel bad for the fella.
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Re: Amazon Puffer swim bladder issue?

Post by valkyriemome »

Is it common that no one replies?

I’m new.

Anyway—your little one is very cute!
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Re: Amazon Puffer swim bladder issue?

Post by Pufferpunk »

Sorry, I don't have much help here, must have missed this post.
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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