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Dwarf Puffers Ill

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I had my puffers for about a week. They were happy, healthy, and eating.

Starting yesterday, one of the new puffers was acting very lethargic. Just sitting on a leaf and barely moving. Now all three are doing it. They are not reacting much to anything near them.

Heard of this before? Anything I can do?

I did a water test
PH 7.9 (a little high, I know)
Less than .25ppm Ammonia
No Nirtire
about 10ppm Nitrate
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Can't help much with a diagnosis, but since all three fish are acting the same you may want to consider increasing your water changes just in case your tank has some sort of toxin that's affecting the dwarf puffers (who need VERY clean water and are unexpectedly messy for their size).
 

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Dwarf puffers do not tolerate in-tank cycling, they are extremely delicate fish. You should have a pre-cycled filter (done fish less.. ammonia style is the best imo) BEFORE you buy them. They're likely to die from ammonia poisoning.
Also what size is your tank?
 
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