Valentini Puffer

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Hi, I have just joined this forum as I am concerned about my valentini puffer.  I upgraded my tank to this tank (second hand) and with it came two valentini puffers.  Here are the two puffers, the  one in the centre of the image is healthy (I hope!).  The unhealthy puffer has a growth on its top jaw and is not eating.  I think it could be tooth growth however it does not look like any images I have found online???

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Chris
Last Edit: Aug 7, 2017 9:24:18 pm by Chris

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Reply #1

Hi there nice looking puffers, it's hard to tell from that picture, if you havnt got a hospital tank then all you can do is try to get it feeding with some food with garlic in it and hope it pulls through.
Even if you have a hospital tank puffers are very sensitive to a lot of meds.


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Reply #2

Sorry, I agree its not a great picture.  I will try and get a higher resolution image tomorrow once the lights are back on.  You guessed correctly, no hospital tank but that doesn't mean I wouldn't set it up if necessary.  I think I try some clams with shells on in case it is an issue with overgrown front teeth. Hopefully a clearer picture will enable a confirmation or otherwise of my suspicion of the issue.

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Reply #3

Really difficult to get a good image of the issue with the puffer, but here are two more:

I have now gone off the idea it is teeth related, so hopefully someone might be able to give a diagnosis,

Thanks, Chris

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Reply #4

Could it have something stuck in it's face?  Does it look like a growth, or maybe a parasite?

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That's what I am thinking now.  Its almost like a thorn in appearance, however looks flexible.  Its certainly a foreign object, but as to whether it is living or not I don't know.   How do you think I should proceed? 

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Reply #6

Catch the fish and pull it out.  It should be ok, as small wounds tend to heal over fine.

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