Will my puffer die

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

  1. PuffPuff

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

    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. Et tuValued MemberMember

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

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

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

    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

    junebugFishlore LegendMember

    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

    PuffPuffWell Known MemberMember

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

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