Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish    

Go Back   Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish > Brackish Puffer Fish

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2013, 01:13 PM   #1
StinkyLu
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 0
Unhappy Mr. Evil Piggy Pants is Sick :(

My GSP, Mr. Evil Piggy Pants, is sick. :(

His sides and tummy stay predominantly dark grey, occasionally lightening up once or twice a day.

He used to be a voracious eater of krill, bloodworms, clams, and brine shrimp, but now all he will eat are baby pond snails which are hard to come by in pet stores.

Piggy is about 3 inches long and I've had him for about 6 months.

He is kept in a 25 gal brackish tank with 2 aeration bubble stones. I've checked chlorine, ammonia, PH, nitrates and nitrites - all that jazz - and everything is normal.

I've done water changes, substrate vacuuming, changed up the tank decor, and added more plants, hoping he was just bored.

He doesn't appear to have any visible issues aside from the darkening.

He has a couple of tank mates: 2 ghost shrimp that he has decided to keep as friends instead of food, 2 decent sized snails that are too big to eat, and a little marble pleco to clean up algae (who is his buddy, oddly enough.) The tank mates have been around since he was little, and don't seem to have affected him before, so I don't think it has anything to do with them.

Does anyone have any advice for me and Piggy?
StinkyLu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
Reefing Madness
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 4,179
Check his teeth. Are they digging into his lower jaw. You may not be feeding enough shelled inverts to keep his teeth ground down.
Reefing Madness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
StinkyLu
New Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 0
It didn't seem like his beak was too long. When he opens his mouth, there's plenty of room. (I swear he was making faces at me yesterday.)

I'll try looking again today and see how it looks when it's closed.
StinkyLu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.