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pauldimmick78
09/05/2017, 10:18 PM
I've had him for years and all of sudden he had this sore/laceration on his back. A week later his lip is ripped back. Anyone familiar with puffer diseases? I looks like decay!

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Tripod1404
09/06/2017, 02:37 PM
Do you have any other puffer in the tank. It looks like something bit it off.

JustinM
09/06/2017, 04:42 PM
Did you notice if it was damaged first and a bacterial infection took over?

I would do a ruby reef rally bath(it contains acriflavine which is an antiseptic) then treat with the trifecta, metroplex, kanaplex, and furan 2.

It looks pretty bad so I would act quickly.

lagatbezan
09/06/2017, 05:36 PM
Did you notice if it was damaged first and a bacterial infection took over?

I would do a ruby reef rally bath(it contains acriflavine which is an antiseptic) then treat with the trifecta, metroplex, kanaplex, and furan 2.

It looks pretty bad so I would act quickly.

This ^. Needs to be done is a quarantine tank not your main.

pauldimmick78
09/12/2017, 08:53 PM
This ^. Needs to be done is a quarantine tank not your main.



Appreciate the replies guys, but it seems to be healing. I suspect that he got pinched by a crawdad that I feed my eel.

JustinM
09/13/2017, 08:25 PM
Good to hear! Did you end up treating with antibiotics or did it just start healing?


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