Will my puffer die

Discussion in 'Brackish Tanks Forum' started by PuffPuff, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. PuffPuff

    PuffPuff Well Known Member Member

    I have a figure 8 puffer and I have noticed twice within 2 weeks that he will be swimming then he looks like he is coughing or choking and looks like he is digesting something. Not sure
     
  2. E

    Et tu Valued Member Member

    Could he be de puffing? When they are expelling the water from being puffed up, looks like coughing or burping.
     
  3. OP
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    PuffPuff

    PuffPuff Well Known Member Member

    Yeah and it looks like if he is curling up. Is that what it is?
     
  4. E

    Et tu Valued Member Member

    I have only had dwarf puffers, and don't recall the curling up bit. Is he curling up from side to side or ?
     
  5. junebug

    junebug Fishlore Legend Member

    If he puffed, he'd probably be dead already. Puffing means extreme stress and generally when it happens, the fish don't live more than a few hours.

    Could you get a video of the behavior? It may just be that he's chewing something, or displaying for dominance (some fish do this regardless of the presence of other fish)
     
  6. OP
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    PuffPuff

    PuffPuff Well Known Member Member

    I will try to record it. He is the only one in tha tank.
     




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