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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Please can anyone help.. my puffer has developed this around his eye

Hi everyone.. I have a dogface puffer fish.. Got in from work tonight and this has suddenly appeared today around his eye.. All other fish are fine but hes not his usual self at all.. Sat in bottom corner of the tank all night, only time he has moved is when I fed them them (and he is eating too) a positive I suppose. Anyways if anyone has anything to say or help with diagnosis or treatment please do. Thankyou
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 07:52 PM
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Is it just around one eye? Any new additions to the tank? Changes in parameters?

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I added a birdmouth wrasse about a month ago but other than that no.. A couple of weeks ago it looked like he had a scratch just above his eye but didn't think anything of it.. Could that have got infected?
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And sorry.. Yes it's just around the one eye.. The eyelid has almost enveloped around his eye
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 12:19 AM
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Sounds like an infection could be setting in. Do you have a Quarantine tank by chance?I like to run a hypo salinity in doing my treatments and it can be rough on a reef tank.

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No I don't unfortunately... I literally invested all of my money into this tank. It's a 600 litre predator tank so don't have any worries that I would in a reef tank. However I understand that has no help in way of quarantining my puffer..
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If it is a physical injury and you do not have a QT then you may be able to get improvments by keeping your water pristine. Keep your dessolved organics and nitrates down so the bacteria counts are not so high and the fishes immune system is not comprised.

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