The adventures of Chungus the humpback puffer

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    The bath was 2.5ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide for every liter and then let the puffer sit in it for 30 minutes. He showed no real signs of stress and only lightened his color to blend in with the lighter colored bucket. He went back to his darker color 10 seconds after going into the tank. He then ate a few minutes afterwards.
     
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    Thats great, its important that you give him the shelled food to keep that beak trimmed. What % of peroxide to water ratio did you use and what peroxide did you use?

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    Ok ignore that I didnt see the post above LOL!

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    Thanks for sharing the exact nrs always difficult to get propper dosing info.

    Is it just me that cant see the pic affected lobe?
     
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    It's the white stuff on the lobe half of it is already gone unfortunately.
     
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    I'm also unable to see the picture. @Kiaan26 could you possibly retry uploading it? Unless it's just us that can't see it lol
     
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    Yep the photo doesn’t show up on my side either
     
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    I gave noticed that he will not eat any food that is on the substrate so I had to pick the worm up and drop it again. Also when they bite their food pieces of food jet out of his gills. If only he would let some small fish live with him to eat those pieces.
     
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    Prazipro is not effective if kept in the tank for only 3 days
    You will maybe eradicate a few parasites but not a full eradication of problem
    To correctly dose Prazipro you should do a big waterchange and dose the Prazipro
    Leave prazi in water for 7 days and do another big water change and leave tank unmedicated for a week to 10 days and repeat the Prazipro by leaving in the water for 7 days
    For positive bad infestations or wild caught fish you supposed to do it 3 times as per above
    Pretty much the same applies to Metro
     
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    So I had a bit of an emergency. Chungus still has a parasite in his lobe. And there was a small leak at the seam of the tank. So I had to partially drain the tank to patch up the seam with silicone. Surprisingly Chungus isn't bothered by the low water level.
     
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    @Kiaan26 So how is he doing now?

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    Well the parasite seems to be gone after another peroxide bath. Now I added some carbon into the tank in case there was something from the silicon as it was curing. But he seems fine. He now went back to his spot under the filter.
     
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    How quickly he can change colour. The photos were taken 15 seconds apart. IMG_20191115_144845.jpg IMG_20191115_150221.jpg
     
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    He is too cute @Kiaan26

    Glad he is ok
     
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    He may be cute, but still looks fugly :lol:
    It is an interesting fish though.
     
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    Haha that's why he is cute!!
     
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    So I was able to try some hikari carnivore sinking pellets that i got from work. They were for the baby stingrays. Seems Chungus likes the smell of them but they are too mess to feed him. He bites them in half and then leaves the other half.
    I also had my third angelfish spawn which I decided to raise them myself with my diy egg hatchery. I probably has about 100 wrigglers.
    Work has been interesting as well along with the stingrays and some interesting plecos, today two jumbo arrowhead puffers came in so I'm going to try seen how different their behavior is to humpback puffers. They came inside plastic bottles as well as inside a plastic bag some I'm thinking they are going to be a bit more bitey.
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    Nice baby rays, are they yours or at work?

    If may suggest, those two babies need to be done with Prazipro and if possible feed them up with some frozen food ( defrosted fish like, prawn.. mussel.. pangassius.. sardine) cut up into small pieces.

    I could be wrong and t just be the way the photo has been taken, in which case I apologize however, from the photo you posted, those babies are very skinny and not looking in good shape

    Have a look at the tail bone how it is completely visible even after it joins the body.... the bum area has no meat on it and there is a dent on top of the hip bones
    Look at their forehead and how it is indented between the eyes and just behind

    As i said, maybe its the photo and im sorry if im wrong but i dont think I am

    Look at the two babies below

    You dont see the tail bone, the hips not indented and no prominent dent between the eyes
    I hope i make sense

    I could pm you however I think people need to learn what to look for in a healthy pup therefore i have commented on the thread

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    They are at work. That picture was taken on the 22nd just as they arrived. I did a treatment for parasites already and now I'm getting them into better shape because i thought they came in looking skinny. I'm going to start bring them frozen mussels from Chungus's food as I need to also try get the arrowhead puffers off live food as well. I was giving the pups bloodworm cubes and the carnivore sinking pellet but they were gaining weight really slowly. Thanks for the advice @MariaS hoping that they take to the new food quickly.
     
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