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01-20-2012 08:28 AM
Reefing Madness
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Originally Posted by InvertPlanet View Post
Yep they are also called pea puffers. unfortunately the tank appears to still be cycling (causing stress) and you have 3 puffers too many in there. Definitely would recommend a larger tank.

The recommended tank size is 5 gallons PER puffer. That would mean 20gals for those 4.
I agree
01-20-2012 07:40 AM
InvertPlanet Yep they are also called pea puffers. unfortunately the tank appears to still be cycling (causing stress) and you have 3 puffers too many in there. Definitely would recommend a larger tank.

The recommended tank size is 5 gallons PER puffer. That would mean 20gals for those 4.



01-19-2012 09:37 PM
GwenInNM
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Originally Posted by bluuepopogi View Post
its a dwarf puffer fish
yes the tank has been cycled
the temperature is 78 deg F
ammonia is 0.5, nitrate is 20, and nitrite is 0.5
the tank size is 5.5 gallons
he has 3 more tank mates (dwarf puffers)

Do a 50% water change. Are you speaking about the tiny puffers, that are freshwater and called Pea puffers also?

How is the fish doing?

Gwen
01-19-2012 06:03 PM
bluuepopogi its a dwarf puffer fish
yes the tank has been cycled
the temperature is 78 deg F
ammonia is 0.5, nitrate is 20, and nitrite is 0.5
the tank size is 5.5 gallons
he has 3 more tank mates (dwarf puffers)
01-19-2012 12:28 AM
InvertPlanet Let me guess... green spotted puffer?



01-18-2012 10:12 PM
ladayen In general when fish go pale, it's because of stress. In addition to the questions Gwen posed, are there any other fish in the tank?
01-18-2012 10:09 PM
GwenInNM
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Originally Posted by bluuepopogi View Post
hi im anxious about my new puffer, i only had him for a few days and he is acting fine but his spots turned pale, when it was dark black, is it something to worry about or is it natural??
~thank you

What kind of puffer is it? Has your tank been cycled? Sounds like he is stressed. Please tell more about what temp you are keeping him in, size of tank, and what levels your ammonia, nitrites and nitrates are at, and you will get more help.

Welcome!

Gwen
01-18-2012 07:57 PM
bluuepopogi
is this okay??

hi im anxious about my new puffer, i only had him for a few days and he is acting fine but his spots turned pale, when it was dark black, is it something to worry about or is it natural??
~thank you

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