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post #1 of 6 Old 09-16-2012, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Please help me save my Pea Puffers

I set up a Pea Puffer tank.It's running at 80 degrees.I bought 5 puffers about a week ago and the first couple days they just swam up and down the glass real fast.But not to active besides that.Now they are all at bottom of tank and won't eat.I have never seen them eat.I have tried bloodworms and brine shrimp in a turkey basted too.They don't look good at all.I don't know what I can do for them.I don't want to lose them.My water test seem good except for Ammonia is just a little off but not much.
What can I do for them?
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post #2 of 6 Old 09-16-2012, 05:20 PM
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Try live foods such as live blackworms. Mine wouldn't eat anything but that when I first got them. Now I have them on frozen bloodworms.
You can also try some bladder snails or pond snails. They LOVE those!
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post #3 of 6 Old 09-16-2012, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Ok...I do work at the LFS.I did get little snail when I bought them and they are gone.I will get some tomorrow in the am for them.They look a little thin:(
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Sorry meant to ask how high is the ammonia??
Also how much stuff do you have in the tank? Normally they "tank surf" cause they are bored. They need lots of stuff to explore as they are very curious fish. This also will help with aggression between males. Here is a good source of info on them (if you haven't seen it before) Dwarf Puffers : Home
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Sorry meant to ask how high is the ammonia??
Also how much stuff do you have in the tank? Normally they "tank surf" cause they are bored. They need lots of stuff to explore as they are very curious fish. This also will help with aggression between males. Here is a good source of info on them (if you haven't seen it before) Dwarf Puffers : Home
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They don't even swim around,They just lay on the bottom.I have plants and fake driftwood.
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How big is the tank??? I would also do more water changes till the ammonia is gone.
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