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Old 08-06-2010, 12:44 AM   #1
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HELP asap

Mrs Puff wont eat the medicine. She tries to eat the pellets that are too big. I crushed up snails and mixed the crushed pellets with it but she would only go after the bigger pieces . I need help what to do her belly is sunken in bad
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:03 AM   #2
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Hmm. Try mushing some minced garrlic on it. That's how the salties get some fish to eat. Garlic is also a good anti-parasitic. Hypersalinity is also your next bet. If all else fails call the vet. They can prescribe an anti-parasitic fluid that you can soak your puffer's favorite food in.
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What kind of medicine are you treating her with? There are several medications that come in a gel form and you can soak the food in them.

You may have to forget the feeding medication and add medication directly to the tank.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:10 AM   #4
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Ultra Cure PX - 4 oz.

Here's some gel he's talking about. Although I'm not sure how effective it is. For our koi we get the vet to prescribe the same anti-parasites you would use on small animals and soak the food in it.
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Thanks guys. I got Jungle Anti PArasite food because that was the only thing they had at the LFS I went to (not one I like, but can't afford to go all the way to saginaw) so I was kind of limited in choices. I will try the garlic first and start looking for gel!
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:15 AM   #6
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Get some fresh garlic cloves, and much them up so it's kind of juicy. Garlic is also supposedly some sort of anti-parasitic food for fish too.
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I can't give any better advice, but good luck!
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Your next best is to use the meds in the water. Praziquental (PraziPro, etc) that is in Jungle's anti-parasite is fairly well absorbed when used in water. <Although this will not work for true worms .... Levamazole in Jungle's food is for that.>

You might try getting the Prazi & soaking the food in it. Even live food should soak up a bit of the Prazi. You can also add some garlic juice to enhance the taste .... but if that doesn't work, then Prazi in water is what I'd suggest.
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Ya, i agree with the statement if she dosent eat soon just go for a med adding strate to the water supply.
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I am going to try the gel tek stuff, if anywhere has it -_- I have tried to order from 3 different places so far and of course they are all out of stock. I tried the garlic, she eats the brine shrimp and snails but she just wont eat the pellets. I will probably treat the water column and feed the gel food because I want to make sure the parasites are gone and that alejandro doesnt get them.
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how's mrs puff doing? haven't heard from you in a few days. hope she's doing alright
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