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rich
04-07-2007, 06:26 PM
I have a dog face puffer who's eyes are very cloudy and he is not as active as he once was. My local pet shop cannot help me, they just want to sell me fish. What are your suggestions. All of my water parameters are excellent. Any help would be gtreatly appreciated.

Chrona
04-07-2007, 06:28 PM
I have a dog face puffer who's eyes are very cloudy and he is not as active as he once was. My local pet shop cannot help me, they just want to sell me fish. What are your suggestions. All of my water parameters are excellent. Any help would be gtreatly appreciated.

How long has the tank been set up? How long have you had the puffer? What's your water change schedule and what are your water parameters? (ammonia/nitrite/nitrate/pH)

crackatinny
04-07-2007, 06:29 PM
Don't know if this will help with that perticular breed, and please wait for further advice.
But we had a molly with popeye, after 3 consecutive days of 25min epson salts baths it was cured.

rich
04-07-2007, 06:35 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Foshizzle.
My tank has been set up for approximately 8 months.
Nitrate 0
nitrite 0

rich
04-07-2007, 06:38 PM
From rich
I got cut off'
ph 8.2
ammonia 0
I've had the puffer 1 week

Chrona
04-07-2007, 06:43 PM
What else is in the tank? Did you cycle it (either using ammonia or other fish) and was the bacteria population maintained?

0 nitrates usually indicates user error or a faulty test kit unless you have lots of live rock and/or plants and only a small bioload. How often do you do a water change and what is your filtration system like? (live rock, sump, filter, plants, macroalgae, etc)

I'm no expert on saltwater puffers but fish disease or illness is most often attributed to poor water quality.

How big is the tank btw? And the salinity? What have you been feeding the fish?

Abbeys_Mom
04-07-2007, 06:49 PM
Welcome to the forum :)

Incredulous_Ed
04-07-2007, 07:10 PM
Welcome to AC!

sushant
04-24-2007, 06:56 PM
Welcome to AC:22:

jeffs99dime
04-25-2007, 12:05 AM
welcome to a.c.

Lady Hobbs
04-25-2007, 12:11 AM
Don't know if this will help with that perticular breed, and please wait for further advice.
But we had a molly with popeye, after 3 consecutive days of 25min epson salts baths it was cured.

Epson salt is excellent for swim bladder as well. Don't add the salts to the tank, tho. Put salt water in a pail, let fish swim in at about 15 minutes or less if it shows stress. Supposed to help them poo within minutes.....(major cause of swim bladder is constipation.)

gm72
04-25-2007, 01:53 AM
To what ratio should you add the epsom salt to the therapeutic receptacle?