Puffer the Boxfish is not Well!

At this writing our fish, Puffer the Boxfish, is not doing well. He is suffering from something and his days are numbered. My husband has been putting him in a bucket with a treatment for sick fish and letting him bathe there for 15-20 a couple of times a day. Once he takes him out he seems a little better and his eyes are not as cloudy but soon he returns once again to his lethargic state.

If you have fish for pets you know how upsetting it is to not be able to help them or ease their suffering. All we can do is watch him until he dies. I will shed tears for Puffer. He has been with us for several years.

I recently was a guest on Tory Zigler’s blog with Puffer as he was interviewed. It was a fun experience for Puffer and me. Here is the link –https://jemsbooks.blog/2020/03/09/meet-puffer-the-boxfish/

Healthy Puffer
Puffer and Friends

The above photos show Puffer in good health. So sad! We are both quite upset about him. It’s difficult to lose a pet no matter what kind of pet you have.

Please check out his interview and say a prayer for Puffer. Here are some photos I’ve taken lately of him still active.

Puffer in his therapeutic bathe

Thank you for any prayers you say for Puffer. He has been a fun character to watch in our 90 gallon fish tank. I’m sure all the other fish will miss him. But now they will have more food and won’t have to fight over it with him. Sigh!

Blessings & Hugs! Stay Safe, Stay Well and God Bless!


Janice Spina aka J.E. Spina

Award-Winning Author

Jemsbooks for All Ages!










About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 41 books: 20 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, two young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 6 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 33 Book Awards and a few finalists awards. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 3 of a YA fantasy series an and book 2 in an angel series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about a dog for ages YA. Her hobbies are crocheting, sewing, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to Puffer the Boxfish is not Well!

  1. Darlene says:

    Poor Puffer. I know you will miss him. xo

  2. wolfpug says:

    So very sorry about Puffer. I hope he can recovery, but either way, it is sad he is so sick.

  3. Oh, no! Poor Puffer! I’m sorry.

  4. noelleg44 says:

    Prayers for Puffer! Do you not have a vet that treats fish? Ours handles everything!

    • jjspina says:

      Poor puffer passed. I don’t know if they treat tropical fish. It’s difficult to transport them there. The fish would probably die in route. Too much stress. 😢😘

  5. noelleg44 says:

    So sorry to hear that, Janice. We can become attached to animals, even ones below the surface of the water. I once had an iguana that loved to be petted.

    • jjspina says:

      Aww how sweet! I had an angel fish that liked to be petted too! He would come up to the surface when I fed him and swim against my fingers back and forth! 💕

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