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Old 06-26-2013, 06:13 PM   #21
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Well, if you put straight tap water in the tank....
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:15 PM   #22
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Well, if you put straight tap water in the tank....
I'm not stupid. I know how to take care of fish. I'm not going to put untreated water in the tank. I couldn't do water changes because I was out. I didn't continue to do them without water conditioner.
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I'm not stupid. I know how to take care of fish. I'm not going to put untreated water in the tank. I couldn't do water changes because I was out. I didn't continue to do them without water conditioner.
Hey now, your last post made it sound like you put untreated water in the tank. You're asking for advice on what to do with your puffer, but you aren't carrying any of them out.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:25 PM   #24
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Hey now, your last post made it sound like you put untreated water in the tank. You're asking for advice on what to do with your puffer, but you aren't carrying any of them out.
I don't get what you mean by that.
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I'm suggesting to put her in a breeder box. Did you do that?
I'm suggesting to feed live foods. Did you do that?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:29 PM   #26
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I'm suggesting to put her in a breeder box. Did you do that?
I'm suggesting to feed live foods. Did you do that?
I said that I can't find her.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #27
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You could have tried that before?

I would tear the tank apart and look for her just in case.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #28
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You could have tried that before?

I would tear the tank apart and look for her just in case.
She's gone. There isn't anywhere that I haven't looked
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That's too bad.
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That's too bad.
I think she was just sick. I'm getting two more today though.
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Make sure to watch them eat at the LFS before you buy them.
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Make sure to watch them eat at the LFS before you buy them.
I will. My other one is super healthy an active
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That's good. My LFS got some in, 6 I think, but only had 2 last time I was there. They wouldn't eat, so the poor things starved
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Make sure to watch them eat at the LFS before you buy them.
From articles I've read she had an internal parasite
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Could be.
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From articles I've read she had an internal parasite
I would suggest picking up some prazi with the new puffers and treating them all, just to be safe. Does the tank have a lid? I've read that they can be jumpers.
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Internal parasites are a common affliction with DPs, unfortunately. However, before getting any more fish you have to confirm that your water parameters are ok. Ideally this is done through your own liquid test kit. It's ok to take a water sample to your LFS, but as long as they are trustworthy and are not using strips to test your water. Strips are often highly inaccurate but are much cheaper and quicker, thus why they are commonly used by pet stores. DPs are pretty sensitive fish and need pristine water quality, so weekly PWCs of 40%-50% is recommended.
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i was going to say internal parasite as well. they might seem healthy when you got them but the IP slowly takes a toll on them. i've had 4-5 puffers and now down to my last one because one by one they got skinnier and skinnier to the point where they wouldn't eat anymore. i've tried HCL with no avail. where can i get some prazi if i may ask?
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I got some prazi on eBay for pretty cheap. My LFS carries it sometimes but they charge like twice what I paid and I didn't need it in a hurry so I could wait a couple days for shipping.
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I got some prazi on eBay for pretty cheap. My LFS carries it sometimes but they charge like twice what I paid and I didn't need it in a hurry so I could wait a couple days for shipping.
i've heard that some pet medications, the dog/cat dewormers have praziquantel as well. not sure if anyone tried this method or how it's applied in the aquarium
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