mtex Posted October 14, 2022 Share Posted October 14, 2022 (edited) To start, PH: 7.6 Nitrates: 0 Hardness: Unknown Nitrite: 0 Ammonia: 0 KH/Buffer: Unknown Water Temp: Constant 78.9F Tank Mate: 1 Amazon Puffer This is my Figure 8 puffer that has been in my care for about 4 months now. Recently I have noticed a spot on his front right area of the stomach and i'm worried it may be parasites. He is on a steady routine of frozen blood worms, bladder snails, and occasional live ghost shrimp. He eats like a pig and his behavior doesn't seem to differ at all from his usual happy self. About 2 months ago I had an issue with parasites in another figure 8 and amazon puffer I had (both unfortunately didn't make it) which led me to use the only deworming med I had at the time, API General Cure, to save the remainder. I have a HOB filter with carbon sponges in it and a bacto-sponge running in tandem to keep water quality near perfect, I run a test every 3 weeks and have had no changes in quality since starting the tank and letting it grow in. I have treated in the past with Fritz Coppersafe and a light dose of API aquarium salt. I have Prazipro if needed but since I used General Cure several months ago I wanted to hold off till I was sure I needed it. It may be nothing but i'd rather ask than be sorry later. Thoughts? Edit: There was one odd behavior pattern, very rarely he will flash once or twice on the tank decor but only if i'm present and I thought it might just be due to playing rather than an internal issue because it was very infrequent. Edited October 14, 2022 by mtex Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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