Did I Just Kill my Watchman Goby?

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  1. Astrick117

    Astrick117 Stylophora

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    This morning, after moving my Midas Blenny to my new tank last night, I found it fighting with my YWG that was already in the tank. I LOVE my Midas Blenny, so I decided to move the YWG out of my new tank this morning into my 40g breeder until I can find someone to take him.

    The problem is that the Magnesium in the 40g breeder is elevated to 1600 because of fighting a Bryopsis outbreak and I did not have time to properly drip acclimate, though I did temp acclimate.

    Should I expect a dead goby when I get home from work tonight?
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  3. Vizzle1717

    Vizzle1717 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    ... Simple answer, no....

    Gobies are reasonably resilient creatures, and the flow won't effect it in the slightest bit
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    2in10 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree that I would expect all to be fine.
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    Astrick117 Stylophora

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    It isn't flow that Im worried about- its the Magnesium levels at 1600 PPM which is roughly 300PPM higher than the tank i took him out of. Sorry- should have been more clear.
  6. Vizzle1717

    Vizzle1717 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Haha!! Actually, you were very clear... I guess it was so early I though you said you were worried because a Maxijet was pushing 1600 (gph) !!!
    (So silly of me, I see Ma- and didn't even read the rest of the word)


    As far as Magnesium levels, I have never heard of excess magnesium killing a fish. People only typically worry about them in breeding systems or systems with extensive corals who are having problems maintaining Ca/Alk levels.


    My guess is still that he should be fine
  7. chelseagrin

    chelseagrin Fire Goby

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    yeah dude they are pretty hardy, i would expect all to be fine. the first several years of my hobby i never really properly acclimated fish as i did not know the correct procedure. and all of them turned out fine for the most part. so i wouldnt worry too much.
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  9. Astrick117

    Astrick117 Stylophora

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    Ok cool- I just didn't have time this morning as I was rushing out to work and knew I had to do something or I was going to have a dead fish regardless (not good, obviously) and if it was my Midas Blenny- I would NOT have been happy.