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Old 10-17-2006, 07:49 PM   #11
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The puffer can't even open his mouth to try and eat the foods that were recommended above. Any more suggestions?
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Old 10-31-2006, 08:22 PM   #12
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Please help this little guy!!

I have trimmed the puffers teeth over a week ago and he still can't eat. I'm pretty sure he has lock jaw. Its been quite awhile since he has eaten so not sure how much longer he'll hold on. have tried all the recommendations listed earlier and none of them have seemed to work. Does anyone have any suggestions to help this little guy out?
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:12 PM   #13
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Check out the forum on Marine Depot. I hate to say this but there is a forum hosted there by a lady that is local to me and she specializes in fish health and actually houses quite a few puffers. Her name is Kelly Jedlicki.

She might be able to give you more specialized help. You might need to see a fish vet or similar.
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I spoke with Kelly today at a conference/workshop we had. According to her, once a puffers teeth have fused together, the only way to correct it is to remove the fish and file/dremel them loose. She said she has had to use anthesia and perform this procedure on a few of hers. BUT she said that porcupines don't have this occur. Should only occur in the other varieties like dogs and such.

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