Returning Puffer?

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  1. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    Hello guys, I've been recently plagued with the idea that I really want to return my puffer fish back to an LFS. The problem is that my LFS wont take it back because I did suffer from either, Velvet or Brook (or both).

    I managed to save a good portion of my fish stock, however, somehow in the process of everything, I managed to get very bad hair algae and cyano out of no where. Or maybe not out of no where, I did add more live sand to the tank, so perhaps die off from the bottom sand caused nitrates to spike or something?

    I've been feeding the tank 3 cubes a day now, so I thought it would eventually recede but it hasnt yet.
    I figured that I really need a CUC, but I can't because of the puffer fish eating it. (Porcupine puffer). I am also wondering whether he has been eating the coral I've been placing in the tank because I dont know whats killing them.

    Once I return my Puffer, I want to take all my fish out and let tank fallow for a month to make sure no traces are left from the disaster and perhaps get all parameters under control since i wont be feeding.

    Any tips on what to do with this puffer? Im really not sure what I should do.
     
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  3. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    other lfs, local aquariums and/or keep asking on forums for reefers in your area to see if anyone is willing to take it off your hands...there is a big chance your puffer is eating your corals, they do this to consume their beak...otherwise it would never stop growing and would eventually inhibit its ability to eat....
     
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  4. elweshomayor

    elweshomayor Giant Squid

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    I was under the understanding that Porcupine Puffers did not need to do this?
    I suppose I'll ask a few other LFS and see if i have better luck.
     
  5. Swisswiss

    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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    to my knowledge all "puffer" species (including tobies) have the tooth problem.... but im no marine biologist mind you
     
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    Swisswiss Caribbean Reef Squid

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