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Old 06-01-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Freshwater Pufferfish

I have two FWP one green spotted and the other is a figure eight. They both have this weird stuff on them. It looks like ick but its not its really noticeable and it's white what should i do I've never seen this before
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Neither of those are freshwater. I'd suggest researching each one more and then getting them what they need or rehoming them, otherwise their health will likely get worse and worse.
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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They're freshwater and then marine as they become adults
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Old 06-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:42 PM   #5
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Pretty much the same thing..... Almost..... Not really
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:43 PM   #6
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None of you are helping I need help on this
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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Pictures of them ?? Hard to diagnose
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Hard to take a pic but ill try in a ill bit
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:15 PM   #9
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This is the best I could get
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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Kind of looks like body slime. Bacterial. All natural treatment is Voogle. Add a little aquarium salt to the H2O
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:32 PM   #11
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Ok should they be acting weird like they're not swimming around
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:09 AM   #12
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Actually yes and no. Several of my fish and puffers have had it and only acted Lethargic. My Cory catfish had it and recovered. The hid were alittle antisocial , just have to make sure they eat
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:37 AM   #13
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Ok good now I don't have to worry that they're dieing
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:27 AM   #14
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Did does need to be treated tho . I always try to go natural. But if it doesn't work you'll have to get antibiotics
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:02 PM   #15
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Yeah I'll have my grandma take me to the store to get some aquarium salt I wonder if that'll help get rid of the bacterial bloom in the tank too oh and also how do I make it more of a salt tank since both my puffers are adults and how do I know if its the right salinity
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Sounds great!


Salt helps remedy many diseases even in freshwater environments

I didnt want to sound like a jerk before but brackish water is essential for the well being of your fish
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Old 06-02-2013, 03:39 PM   #17
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I understand that if one wanted to get technical they can be fw as juveniles but salt always helps
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:26 PM   #18
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You didn't sound like a jerk but I do appreciate the advice you guys very helpful since I'm 16 lol
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:37 PM   #19
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Its a great hobby
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Old 06-02-2013, 07:22 PM   #20
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Correct Salinity (salt) is measured with Hydrometer - 1.010 +/- is ok for FW puffers and I was incorrect , you need Marine Salt
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