Sick Porupine Puffer - HELP!
My poor porcupine puffer is having some trouble. Yesterday I noticed that he was sitting on the bottom of my aquarium - which is sometimes normal for him - but I looked closer and saw that he was breathing very heavily and it almost appeared as though he was coughing. I did a quick water test and my ammonia came out high at 0.25 and my nitrate at 20. Everything else was normal. He was not interested in eating at all, nor does he have any physical signs of an infection. I transferred him to a quarantine tank and added some copper and as of this morning nothing has changed, still sitting on the bottom breathing heavily and coughing. This morning I did a freshwater dip in hope to remove any parasites. Any ideas guys? My brain is starting to stop working. Thanks.