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Re: [APD] how much salt is ok?
well he was getting some eye clouding but I've been dosing melafix for the
last few days and this morning its looking cleared up so I'm not worried
anymore. which by the way for anyone who uses melafix I would recomend
buying the pond care size, its more coincentrated and biger.... therefore
its much cheaper... I got a deal on it at petco the other day.
On 4/18/06, Erin Poythress <anang3 at yahoo_com> wrote:
> I'm going to guess that you've already run the full
> battery of water tests and that they've come up okay.
> Of not, do so. Are the plants doing all right, too?
> Though I don't keep puffers at home, never have, I
> have taken care of them when I worked at a fish store,
> so I know they like meaty foods like bloodworms and
> LOVE the occasional small pond snail. Maybe someone
> else who keeps them can weigh in, but as I understand
> it they need to eat shelled critters like snails
> regularly so their teeth/beak doesn't grow together. I
> know that's true for larger, saltwater ones, so it may
> be the case for figure eights as well. I take it
> you're feeding him what he needs.
> What's your temp? I seem to remember they like it a
> little cooler than the usual tropical freshwater, but
> again I defer to those list members who actually have
> one buzzing around their tank. Good luck, hope it
> helps. I always liked figure-eights the best of the
> freshwaters, even if they're really good at puffing up
> and dying when you're trying to catch them out of a
> wholesaler's 20-gal! :(
> Joel wrote:
> > I have a figure eight puffer in my tank... recently
> > he has been acting a
> > little stressed and I know that they do like at
> > least a small amount of salt
> > in their water (it used to be debated that they were
> > strictly brackish but
> > now the general consensus is that they are fresh
> > water) anyway how much salt
> > is ok in a planted aquarium? I've read that your not
> > supposed to put salt in
> > a planted tank... is this true?
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