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Bloated Figure 8 Puffer


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Looking for ideas about what is going on with my figure 8 puffer. Regular diet of ramshorns, frozen bloodworms, frozen krill, and shrimp. When I noticed his stomach not flattening out as usual after his daily feeding, I did not feed him for 2 days and still looks larger than after he eats. No meds have been used.

Water Parameters (use co-op strips):

  • Water Temp: 78F
  • pH: 7.2
  • Ammonia: 0 ppm
  • Nitrite: 0 ppm
  • Nitrates: 5-10 ppm
  • Hardness: Between 150-300 
  • Salinity: 1.008 


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No rapid breathing. It is hard for me to actually see him poop with my work schedule, unless it is the weekend, which I planned to watch real hard this weekend. But the poop I have been seeing when I get home hasn't looked stringy, looks like his normal poops. I have noticed a bit less of it though.

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