Hayden asked in PetsFish · 3 weeks ago

One of my pea puffers got stuck in the filter. He isn’t moving. ?

I thought he was dead at first, but when I lifted him to the surface, he started flailing. I’ve kept him in a net in the water, but he hasn’t moved since and it’s been over an hour. His head looks misshapen and the other puffers keep swimming around him. Is this a sign of shock? Is he alive? Was that movement just his nerves giving one last movement before death? I added a tiny bit of aquarium salt to the water to calm him if it is just shock. Any other thoughts? 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    He was probobly sick before, and he got stuck to the filter because he was sick or dying.  sorry.  Keep the other ones healthy!

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