Unresolved my Fish dying from on minut to the next!?

Discussion in 'ASAP' started by solomon, Jan 1, 2012.

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  1. grinder37

    grinder37 Whip-Lash Squid

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    I agree,20 ppm nitrate is hardly bad water quality,some tanks never get under 10/20 (excluding sps systems),a reading of 20 on nitrate would not be toxic enough to really even be stressful to fish,however,it should still be a goal to get your nitrates lower.
     
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  3. solomon

    solomon Astrea Snail

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    the interesting thing is i didn't see any sign of him getting bullied? and he didn't have any mark or rip fins?
     
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  4. chelseagrin

    chelseagrin Fire Goby

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    this is why i suspect water quality, or he was diseased when introduced. how big was he?
     
  5. solomon

    solomon Astrea Snail

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    he was about 2"

    i also add at the same time a Diamond Goby he even start to sift the sand but sadly he died a few hours after the trigger.
     
  6. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    +1 damsels are not about to give up some space...in that size tank you are at about max. The bullying is stressful for newly established fish.
     
  7. christye

    christye Plankton

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    My bet is not on traditional water quality but something else...like does any tap water go into your tank? any non-reef rocks or decor that could be leaching heavy metals? I think there is something poisonous in there that damsels can stand (I think they'd live in the toilet if acclaimated slowly), most likely chlorine/fluoride from somewhere or soap from a dirty bucket. Just my 2 cents....
     
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  9. chelseagrin

    chelseagrin Fire Goby

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    my father who got me into this hobby said that when he was young and first starting with freshwater he mistook a damsel for a FW fish and put one in his 55 gallon tank, he said it lasted several days in there.
     
  10. solomon

    solomon Astrea Snail

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    This makes a lot of cents sins i added dry coral to the tank without rinsing it properly but i dose the tank with chlorine and metal neutralizer.

    If this is the storydos it also make cents that the clownfish should live? and how do i get rid of it i did a 100% water change shall i change the carbon?
     
  11. mails2thiagu

    mails2thiagu Feather Duster

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    where do you get your new fish? online or lfs. if its online, they might got too stressed in transit.
     
  12. solomon

    solomon Astrea Snail

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    i get it from a lfs