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Fish Doctor wrote at 2016-04-18 23:52:06
Puffers can be freshwater dipped. I've done this a lot at the saltwater store where I've worked for more than 10 years. The trick is to catch them in a cup, not net them so they suck in air. If it took a while to catch him, let him settle down some before putting him in freshwater. Make sure the pH and temperature of the freshwater bucket is similar to what the puffer is used to. Leave him in the dip for about 15 minutes. But if he shows any signs of stress remove him with a cup. Do this 1-2 times daily.

Also, try soaking his food in Garlic Extreme. It's a potent garlic extract. It boosts the immune system and fish find it yummy.

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I can answer saltwater questions relating to chemistry, as well as brackish water questions. Also, Do It Yourself projects, tank-builds, setup of saltwater systems, filtration units and refugiums, as well as information about fish-keeping, water quality, anemone, lighting, and diseases obtained both by coral and fish. I can answer some fish-breeding questions about clownfish/anemonefish, gobies and other saltwater fish. I can also assist with generalized rock and acclimation questions as well as reef-keeping questions.


My experience is that I have had fish for over 35+ years, and worked in several pet stores. I have had saltwater reefs over 5 years.

I am affiliated with 2 other clubs, but am President of our local club.

I am the former owner of TCN (The Coral Network) online. I was a Chem Minor in college and I have bred many species of fish throughout the years.

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