I can't help I don't know what I'm doing really, but the people who come here who can help are going to want to know more information. Also his mouth is open and his beak is completely exposed. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure. This looks bacterial in nature. I pulled my puffer out 8 days ago. Also his mouth is open and his beak is completely exposed. Join 3reef now to remove this notice and enjoy 3reef … A standard refractometer for saltwater aquarium should read from 1.000 to 1.070 like this one below from Amazon: wow, mine doesn't look like that at all. Home Forums > Reef Aquarium Livestock > Tropical Fish > Spiny Box Puffer Discussion in 'Tropical Fish' started by RemickJ, Jun 7, 2009. Shop Now. Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review. Ok, so my Spiny box puffer got ich. Consider trying Sulfaplex + Neoplex. It is a bare bottom tank with some PVC, one internal filter using just floss, one HOB filter with just floss. It actually looks like he has nothing to cover his beak, like his lips have rotted away. Started yesterday, Today tested at .19 using Hanna Checker (read that puffers are more sensitive). Ammonia 0, nitrites 0, nitrates 10 salinty 1.024 temp 78. I have the ATC and the lowest level it shows is 1.015. I have the water level lower than the HOB so it breaks the surface for oxygen. Aug 21, 2018 #2 starypotter Valuable Member View Badges. In a hurry I set up a 20g QT to get him out of the DT. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. Spiney Box Puffer has short spikes to protect it from larger predators. Ok, so my Spiny box puffer got ich. I am also afraid that if I go ahead and remove copper and treat for the high readings, that won't help with the ich. I did a lower salinity to 1.015 (not complete hyposalinty, I think I have read to make it 1.010). He never came close to nipping at any of my corals... mie Active Member. I pulled my puffer out 8 days ago. Would the bacteria be the cause for his mouth being like that also.
Please help me!!!! I have a very sick spiny box puffer who's skin is peeling from his head and moving down his back. Buying a new one now. He still has the white spots on him but he is eating.

Oh, and I remove any uneaten food immediately after he stops taking it and any time I see anything on the bottom. You do not want to run Hypo salinity and copper at the same time.

I have been watching the other four fish (Unicorn tang approx 7", Volitan Lion app 6", Blue Hippo Tang approx 4" and a demon domino damsel approx 4") none of them are showing signs as of today.

Also quick question, if doing hypo what refractometer would you use? have to add careful not to cross contanminate, just my opinion.. if only doing hypo yes carbon,ammo pads,would say no on live rock,also not sure how fast to lower salinity? 3reef Aquarium Forums. Contact us today to start your advertisement! ^^ This is actually probably a better suggestion. My question is the other parameters ie: ammonia, nitrite, nitrate. I would do a water change, give puffer freshwater bath and treat with general cure which contains formalin. This was an emergency pull so I did not cycle this tank in hopes of saving my puffer. ccampbell57 Active Member. The spiny Box puffer I have now would chomp a marble in half; thinking is was a snail. Please help me!!!! Among The Reef is Moving! But I would still add Metroplex to it just in case brook is also in play here. That is actually not brook seeing the pic. The Spiny Box Puffer or Web Burrfish (Chilomycterus Antillarum) has a tan to yellow body with dark spots, and short, fixed spines which help protect it from larger, more aggressive fish. I have had this spiny box puffer for about two weeks and he recently developed ick, When i purchased him he had a wound on his lip because he use to rub his lip against the plexi glass when customers walked by. Copper may be a little harsh for treatment. That is why I started the QT at, but raised over the period to do the copper instead now at 1.020. good question,1 thing pops to mind calibrate "mis calibrate " by .010 ?? Contact us today to start your advertisement! Joined May 27, 2018 Messages 1,006 Reaction score 893. Who We Are; Contact Us; Concierge Service; Shipping and Handling; Price Match Guarantee; Protocols and Conditioning; Our Guarantee; You dream it, we fill it . I'm.not sure where to get the other medicines from but I will look around. Size is 3" and shipping weight is 5 lbs. I am worried that I messed this up by pulling him to fast and not cycling a QT tank. Is there a salt water puffer That is reef safe like a spiny box puffer or doge face or porcupine puff I don't like the Toby or long noes puffer Just as long as there not going to eat coral Advertise today. Good luck. If you added anything new to the tank recently as well. We'll be back soon! Hey Everyone- So I have had my eye on a small Spiny box puffer at my LFS and have came home without him for my second tank twice not. Home; Currently In Stock; Click To Collect; Coral; BECOME A VIP; About Us. I am using Cupramine but at low level. Nov 14, 2007 #9 I had a porcupine puffer successfully in my reef and the only thing he ate were my hermit crabs. A pic would be very helpful. Do you often think about upgrading your saltwater reef aquarium? Works pretty good on infections on the head and mouth. Ok I put a dose of melafix in the tank just now. meantime others will chime in to help. Tank parameters, when this started, and what sort of quarantine you ran on this fish if you did any to start you off. please research before doing anything drastic or what i think!!! Definitely sounds like Brook I agree. I would never run copper below 1.017 ppm.

The lower the salt level the more toxic the copper becomes. A 180 gallon or larger aquarium is a suitable home for the Spiny Box Puffer or Web Burrfish, provided it is a fish-only tank with plenty of swimming room. I am so unsure on what to do. think about long spine urchin, convince me not to :). For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. It is not a reef safe fish and will eat invertebrates in a reef tank. Well today was a... Log in or Sign up. Its teeth are actually a fused beak-like structure. coming from no expert here.. i am not sure ,but you can mis calibrate just as long as you remember by -010 should allow you to get there, again opinion,sorry is slow tonight. sparkybluefish1980: General Reef Discussion: 17: 11-12-2009 05:57 PM: Spiny worms!
sorry to hear this ,best wishes ,expert help will come. Help My Spiny Box Puffer Ich!!!! Like Reply. Home | Saltwater Fish | Tropical & Freshwater Fish | Invertebrates | Koi Fish | Aquarium Maintenance | Contact Us© 2019 Pete's Aquariums & Fish - All Rights Reserved. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/bacterial-infections.191511/. Well he eats healthy and has gained weight. I do 10 gallon water changes almost daily first one was after 2 days. As with other pufferfish, they have beak-like teeth so they should be fed hard-shelled food to keep their beak from over growing. The Spiny Box Puffer or Web Burrfish (Chilomycterus Antillarum) has a tan to yellow body with dark spots, and short, fixed spines which help protect it from larger, more aggressive fish. Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? JavaScript is disabled. He will still eat a bite or 2 of clams soaked in selcon about once a day. I have been watching the other four fish (Unicorn tang approx 7", Volitan Lion app 6", Blue Hippo Tang approx 4" and a demon domino damsel approx 4") none of them are showing signs as of today. think about long spine urchin, convince me not to :). You must log in or register to reply here. Thanks for the info. You must log in or register to reply here. We will resume fulfilling orders in early November. Do you often think about upgrading your saltwater reef aquarium? Fish In stock. Powered & Designed by INeedDTS.com, © 2019 Pete's Aquariums & Fish - All Rights Reserved. The more information you can give them sooner the more they can help.

JavaScript is disabled. I have a very sick spiny box puffer who's skin is peeling from his head and moving down his back. I do agree that's probably a bacterial infection; whether or not brook was the precursor I do not know. Make sure to get a bottle of calibration fluid to zero in your new refractometer. Powered & Designed by. It actually looks like he has nothing to cover his beak, like his lips have rotted away. Want to grow your business and reach a wider audience? He's been a 30 gallon qt since I got him. The Spiny Box Puffer or Web Burrfish will nip at slow-moving fish and long-finned fish, but is not aggressive with others in its own family. I also concur that it sounds like brook, and that a photo would help us with an ID. My Account; 0 items. In a hurry I set up a 20g QT to get him out of the DT. Advertise today.


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