Clown fish

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  1. hectat2

    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    Clown fish pass today and i notice a red spot under his face uploadfromtaptalk1425070818056.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1425070834769.jpg
    Water
    Ph 8.0 day night 7.8
    Temp 80 day night 75
    Ammonia 0
    Nitrate 0
    Nitrites 0
    Phosphate 0.25
    Calcium 440 red sea
    Mag 1440 red sea
    Alk 8.1 red sea

    Tank 10 gallon mix reef
     
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  3. Corailline

    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unless you can get a vet to do a necropsy I doubt you'll garner anything definitive from the area. It could simply be the process of dying, and anoxia nothing more. You really need some type of pathology guidance and insight unless you can contribute what you see now to any signs and symptoms the fish showed prior to death. Marine Ich (Cryptocaryon irrtans) destroys tissue found within the gills, probably the most common cause of death secondary to Brooklynella.
     
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    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    Fish eat this morning and swimming all around the tank till noon hi went to the corner of the tank i pass
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It is a dry heat, yeah right !
    Did you have a run in with a power head?
     
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    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    I would install a heater a 5 degree temp swing is not good ime.This may or may not be the cause of course Cheryl nailed it.
     
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    I agree with both above. While i also doubt the 5 degree swing killed the fish, it may have added to stressing the fish and is probably stressing your coral.
     
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    hectat2 Fire Worm

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    Put the temp on the heater at 75 ?
     
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    You need to know why it is swinging so much, if your lights heat the water to 80 then maybe a fan over the top of the water to keep that down, or if your temp is set above 75 and it drops to 75 then you need to look at possibly a new heater. How are you measuring temperature? what is do you set your temperature to?
     
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    Corailline Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Then you should set the heater for 78-79 to avoid the swing. The bodies of water that the fish are native to do not have a swing of 5 degrees over the course of 24 hours/