SWilson Posted February 2, 2021 Share Posted February 2, 2021 I purchased 4 peruvian puffers on Sunday, all seemed normal that evening after acclimating. (eating, glass surfing, but starting to explore the environment) Yesterday night (Monday) I noted the smallest of the 4 was not interested in eating and was glass surfing, but at a much slower pace than during the day. This morning, the puffer is listless, earlier in the morning (9am), I tried to feed it, it would not even eat black worms that I held with tweezers in front of its face. I also noticed it's eyes were not moving or focusing on the worms or anything else. In the morning, it was just floating upright near the surface - got caught in the current and completely floated in the current (it got strewn across the tank), not swimming at all. It's small fins are moving, but it is not swimming with its tail. As of 11:30 this morning, it is sitting on the bottom not moving, just breathing. As you can see from the pictures, its very pale. Been trying to research the puffer forums but nothing is very helpful so far. But I did see that the puffer laying at the bottom of the tank is a very bad sign. I tested the water this morning: 0 ammonia 0 nitrite 10 ppm nitrate Gh 75 KH 120 temp 76 It is in a 55 gal planted tank, running for just over 2 months. The other 3 are doing well, active, and eating. So far they are leaving the sick one alone and not bullying it. Meds I have on hand are IchX, Maracyn, and Paracleanse. And salt. I can probably get my hands on some Maracyn 2 quickly. I haven't done it yet but can set up a quarantine tank. I havne't run any meds yet for any of the puffers because I was assured by the store they were quarantined already and I had them feed the puffers before I bought them. There's also no other fish in the tank. I'm very worried considering the rapid decline in just the last 12 hours, any suggestions folks have on what the best next step to do would be much appreciated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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