Porccupine puffer skin disease ID - Puffer Fish Information - Pufferfish, Boxfish, and Cowfish
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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Porccupine puffer skin disease ID

Hi! I just purchased this puffer a week ago and it is developing some kind of disease or something. I will try to post pictures but I really need help saving him. I lost a dogface puffer two weeks ago with the same type mark that developed. I have a 150 gallon tank that has been set up for 7 months. Nitrite and ammonia are at 0. Nitrate is at 40 ppm. Salinity is 1.023. Please help.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-23-2011, 07:16 PM
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THAT my friend looks like velvet. It is a very fast acting killer / parasite that should be treated the same way as Marine Ich should be.

The Puffer Forum • The Puffer Library II. Treating Saltwater Ich

Now the author of that article (kelly) is currently on Marine Depot. She is currently having some personal issues.

If you can I'd take some more clear pics and get in touch with Jenny (PufferPunk) at The Puffer Forum. She should be able to confirm or deny if it is in fact velvet.

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