Lethargic Puffer - not eating
Please help, the larger of my 2 F8 puffers is very lethargic and keeps sleeping a lot which is very unusual for him as he is the more active of the two. He is 2 inches long, the more dominant over food and has been looking emaciated. He has looked a bit better since nibbling on some small bits of frozen mussel but still very disinterested in food and ignoring larger chunks. The other fish is fine. The sick puffer does have protruding teeth and I am worried he might be unable to eat and starving. He has taken to curling up in the tops of plants which is very odd for him as he rarely rests in the day.
One Monolux light unit,
One Juwel tube Daylite T8 fluorescent tube length 457mm, 15 watts
Filter Model Juwel Bioflow Super
Poly Pad, Carbon Sponge, Nitrate Sponge, Fine Sponge.
Pump, Juwel Bioflow 280
Heater, Juwel 50 watt heater
Volume: approx. 63 litres
Aquarium Size: 61 x 31 x 42cm external measurements
Sand substrate, plenty of bogwood and fake plants. Brackish conditions and temperature around 25 centigrade. Poor sunlight as east facing room. Have been keeping the light on during the day since the puffer took ill but normally it is not switched on until we switch the room light on.
Tested for the following:
Ammonia - 0
No3 - 10
No2 - 0
GH - 8od
KH - 3od
PH - 7.2
Cl2 - 0
If advising any medication, it needs to be available in the UK. Thanks in advance for your help.
Last edited by Algae82; 05-30-2012 at 06:23 AM.