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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Two sick Fahakas? (discoloration)

Hi Guys,

I have recently bought 3 young "Fahakas", currently only approx 4cm.

Recently noticed, that the 2 of them sorta have a bit of discoloration on their belly, and to be honest, i didn't notice if they had it when i bought em. Does anyone know if this could be a sign of stress or disease?

I dont see any other obvious signs of disease, they eat well, frozen bloodworms/brine shrimp. Dont swim around in odd patterns, all in, they are just very curious, and will come to glass as soon as you get near the tank.

They are currently housed in a 24L tank. I've only got test kit for nitrates and ammonia, and both is fine. Nitrates, tend to stay somewhere between 0mg/l- 12,5. Tank has been up and running for about half a year, with no problems, i've had various other fish in the tank, that all live healthy in other tanks.

Hope someone can tell me if there is reason to concern or this is normal?





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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-09-2016, 03:45 AM Thread Starter
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Happy days, after going through all my boxes, i found a Tetra 6 in 1 strip test, not the most reliable.. But that shows safe on all parameters. pH, KH, GH, NO2, NO3, CI2... So water ai t seem to be a problem. I did read a comment on board site that the grey color under the jaw line and down towards their yellow'ish belly, is sign of stress?... Also they have this grey sort of grey line, under their eye. Does it ring any bells for you guys? I got no clue, these are my first puffers, just hope it aint some fungues, parasite thing. ��
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