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Old 03-25-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
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Puffer fish is spinning. any ideas???

Basically I have a very large spiny puffer and he all of a sudden will just float around and spining (clockwise only), letting the current take him into the wall. He will come out of it for a few seconds then resumes, it seems as though he has an equilibrium problem. All the other fish are fine.

I have a 600gallon salt water tank, with 2 puffers, one lion fish, undulated trigger, passafor angel, orange dot rabbitfish, blue tang, flame angel, butterfly fish, and a few damsels that survived my lionfish.
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Spinning could be a result of swim bladder problem.
Try feeding a thawed and deshelled green pea which can help clear any blockages. I'm not sure if your puffer would go for that, but it's worth a try. Other than that you could try fastng the fish for a few days in QT.
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I`m thinking swim bladder problem also.
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Thank you for your advice. Any other advice on how to treat a swim bladder problem.
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I`ve heard that excellent water conditions will help also. I`ll see if I have anything on it when I get home from work. All my info is there.
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