Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-19-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
SaltwaterNuB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rocklin, ca
Posts: 791
Puffer Help!

I just added a porcupine puffer yesterday. He seemed fine, this morning I woke up and found him stuck under 1 of my power heads. I shut the power head of and he swam away. No he has this huge hump on his back... Has this happened to anyone else? Will he be ok? What do I do...?

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1461293945.jpg
Views:	121
Size:	135.4 KB
ID:	126005
__________________

__________________
SaltwaterNuB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Terrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,577
Let him heal on his own. If you see any open wound, then qt and use external antibiotic medicine.
__________________

__________________
Kind Regards,
Terrance
Terrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
SaltwaterNuB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rocklin, ca
Posts: 791
Ok, there aren't any noticeable open wounds. Just scales gone. I feel bad for the little guy. I'll keep an eye on him. Do you know if they bounce back pretty fast? Thanks T.
__________________
SaltwaterNuB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 02:31 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Terrance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 2,577
Im not sure. I have never followed up on the puffers that get stuck in the powerhead. For such an active puffer, I would think he would go back to normal behavior within 1 week.
__________________
Kind Regards,
Terrance
Terrance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 03:19 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 55
Sure hope he is ok Good Luck with him
__________________
judymayes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:16 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Shaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 269
It happened to me once and I've seen countless other post on the same issue
__________________
Shaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:18 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Shaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 269
Check out pufferforum it's a site dedicated to them. I sure hope its okay. Just remember young puffers and powerheads don't mix
__________________
Shaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:40 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
SaltwaterNuB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rocklin, ca
Posts: 791
Thanks for the advice. Since I got home his bump has gone away. I unplugged both of my AquaClear 50 & 70 power heads. He's been hiding behind the rocks a lot this evening. Hopefully he snaps back to his normal self.
__________________
SaltwaterNuB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:44 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Shaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 269
Wow glad the bump went away already. When it happened to mine it was a terrible looking wound. If I was you I would try not to cause any stress to him for a couple days. He probally is not going to eat soon either
__________________
Shaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2012, 11:52 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
SaltwaterNuB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rocklin, ca
Posts: 791
Ok I'll just let him be. He ate a couple shrimp this evening. I also dropped 2 clams in there. I guess he'll eat them when he's ready. Did yours make it? Yeah his bump was crazy. I'm surprised he didn't puff out.
__________________

__________________
SaltwaterNuB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
puffer

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:05 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.