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NFC: Hlp!! Sick Puffer.... (fwd)

J. L. Wiegert
 Dubotchugh yIpummoH.                      bI'IQchugh Yivang!
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Date: Fri, 6 Nov 1998 09:32:43 -0400
From: "by way of mbinkley at earthling_net (Mark Binkley)"
    <jenny.francis at uk_pwcglobal.com>
To: nanfa at aquaria_net,
    NFC at actwin_com
Subject: Help!! Sick Puffer....

Received this message today.  Don't have an answer for her.  Wasn't there a
discussion here recently about puffers?  Seems like there was someone out
there who knew something about them.  Please speak up.  As far as I know,
Jenny is not on the list, so direct replies to her address,
jenny.francis at uk_pwcglobal.com, and to me.  Thanks.

Memo from Jenny A. Francis of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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We have a freshwater puffer fish (at least that what we think it is!)  I
has a green/yellow back and pale yellow belly, a yellow and black tail and
is about 5 inches long.  We got him about four months ago and he has been
very healthy.  We feed him on cockles (in shell), muscles, prawns etc.

About a week ago we had to put some acquarium salt into the tank to treat a
fungal infection on some Mollies.  Since then the puffer (n. Malibu!) has
stopped eating and is very inactive.  I can't find anyone who knows much
about them?

Do you think the salt is the problem?  Do you know what temperature range
it can withstand?  I have a very healthy freshwater non-tropical acquaroum
which I could transfer him to if this might help (this tank is at room temp
around 24 deg).

Can you help?