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Old 09-26-2013, 11:20 PM   #1
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Puffing puffer

I have a porc puffer that I diagnosed with ich 4 weeks ago and I am into my third week of hypo treatment. For all intensive purposes he is doing awesome. He spot free, has tons of personality and is a ferocious eater. But since I started the hypo he has fully puffed 3 times( at least that's all I've seen) for no reason at all. His only tank mate is a small yellowtail damsel. Any idea what would cause him to do this

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:54 PM   #2
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It could very well be the damsel causing it to stress, they are small but can be pretty mean!
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Old 09-26-2013, 11:56 PM   #3
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Damsels are fish from hell. Literally. It could very well be the damsel. I would keep an eye on that evil little bugger.
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Old 09-27-2013, 01:03 AM   #4
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Pretty sure it's not the damsel, I know their rap but this one hides shaking in his boots under a rock pretty much all day. Every time he pokes his head out the puffer goes after him.
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Your puffer could be overreacting to sudden events inside the room, such as lots of foot traffic, turn the lights on, loud vibration.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:09 PM   #6
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Ahh, now that wouldn't surprise me. I have a 4yr a 3yr and a 10 month old. So sudden changes in noise vibration etc can be quite common. How adversely will puffing affect his health. Ive heard both sides of the argument and don't have a definitive answer. From what I understand when he puffs he has to flatten out all is internal organs but beyond that this is something he is designed to
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Maybe your puff will one day get used to the noise and puff less.
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