The adventures of Chungus the humpback puffer

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    It's very sad the condition some pups arrive in
    I'm glad you say they looking better
    What meds did you use to treat for parasites?
    If you didnt use Prazioro and you can, still do them twice a week apart
    You wont believe what it will do
    Bloodworms have no nutritional value especially for rays as they need loads protein (fish protein NO beef or chicken)
    Earthworms cut up in pieces put weight on pups very quickly but mix the worms with whatever fish you going to use so they dont get used to eating earthworms only because worms is like candy to them and then they only want the lekker goodies
    Good luck with them
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    Update on the stingrays. They are doing well and gaining weight but have been taken home by the owner. I got the arrowhead puffers onto frozen food and now they act like hungry puppies when they see food.
    Also someone brought in a small silver arowana into the shop and I'm struggling to get it to eat. I assume it's because it's in a new environment and it's only been about 3 days for far. I'm just surprised at how different its behaviour is compared to other one.

    So how everyone dealing with loadshedding?
    I have an acdc air pump on Chungus's tank and at work there has not been electricity for nearly 48 hours due to a sub station problem. So we been using a generator for about 8 hours a day to run the pumps.
     
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    Glad the rays are doing well!!! Well done!
    Try make sure the owner repeats the Prazipro treatment after a week to ensure it does the job properly or they can relapse after a while

    Load shedding ... its been a nightmare on our side too
    Not only the tanks but Wifi and cell phone network has been down more often than not
    I could barely log onto the Forum!!
    Thank God for the Generator that has worked overtime keeping all my and Cesar's tanks running
     
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    So I left my fish alone for 4 days without daily food. Their tanks were topped up and the lights were on timers.
    Came back home today and all of them are fine. My 2 Cory fry even made it with out a daily food source and my angelfish laided eggs again and are now tending to wriggles after the male almost died a week ago from a hole in his stomach from an infection.
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    And Chungus is just waiting for his next meal as always. 15779756530331869972869.jpg
     
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    Awesome @Kiaan26

    Glad your babies all well on your return
    All best with the angel fry!!
     
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    Angels doing well for you.
    And Puffer looking good too
     
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    New oddballs at work. 15790074144021253480689.jpg Large African knife fish. Put them with the arowana.
     
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    That's a bronze featherfin, not an African knife :)
     
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    I think with that small dorsal fin, it's a Reticulated Knifefish, which are found in west Africa
    I believe that as they get older and bigger, the distinctive markings fade
     
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    Oh yes that's correct! They're usually more heavily marked at a young age. But yes they get big and fairly aggro for a knife. Aro should be alright
     
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    They do have a small dorsal fin. Also supplier said that they were aba aba knife fish. So there was also that mistaken idenfication.
     
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    It's not an Aba

    An Aba is one of my "Holy Grail" fish.......if I ever had a tank big enough to keep one.
     
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    Definitely P afer, aba aba are all dorsal fin :eek:
     
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    I knew they weren't aba aba as soon as I saw them in person. Still I'm surprised at how large they are.
     
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    It'll still get a good bit bigger ;)
     
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    Hopefully they aren't picky eaters else looks like I'm going to have to make special food for them as well as the puffers. The arowana eats anything that I put in the tank even filter floss while I was cleaning the tank.
     

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