joelj Posted January 19, 2021 Share Posted January 19, 2021 I have a spotted congo puffer that arrived on Wednesday. He arrived floating sideways in the bag. He was drip acclimated and put in quarantine tank with another puffer from same shipment. Other puffer is fine. This one cannot stay off bottom of tank. He can push off and take a short trip, but is not at all buoyant and settles at the bottom. He is not eating and is being syringe fed. He is being treated with General cure and is getting epsom salt baths. I've talked to a couple of aquatic vets. One said that I was doing everything that I could. Another said that without x-rays and oral exam no diagnosis could be made, but suggested "Travel trauma, an internal parasite that is too hardy to kill or has done too much damage already, organ failure from lack of calories, foreign body ingested, even a congenital immune system deficiency" were all possibilities. Ammonia is 0 Nitrites are 0 Nitrates are around 5ppm pH is around 7.6 kH is 6 gH is 9 Tank is definitely cycled. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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