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07/20/2017, 01:16 PM
Can dogface puffers handle cupramine upto 0.4 / 0.5?

Tried treating a porcupine with cupramine with zero issues but wanted to be safe and check if dogface puffers can handle it as well before I start the QT.

07/20/2017, 03:53 PM
I had a dogface that I treated twice actually. I would not go as high as 0.5, I'd stay between 0.35-0.4 if you can.

Pay close attention to evaporation as it will change the concentration.

07/20/2017, 04:58 PM
Will do - thanks! Why twice if you don't mind me asking?

07/21/2017, 05:59 AM
Is recommended half dose for puffers, since they have no scales. GL

07/21/2017, 11:11 AM
Puffers in general are very sensitive to ionic and chelated copper. Not saying some or even most won't take it but there have been quite a few complications with using copper. CP would be the go to for puffers and it treats almost everything besides bacterial infections.

I own quite a few wrasses who are also sensitive to ionic copper, I treated all with no ill effects, my lineatus was thrown right into therapeutic because of a velvet scare and is doing fine. If you do use copper, just ramp it up very slowly and watch the fish. Take a week to do it.

If you're local to Pa, I have some CP if you can't find it.