Sea hare DEAD!!!!!!!!

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  1. truck24000

    truck24000 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    I just got home and my sea hare is dead!!!!!!!!
    tested water everything is good my calcium is a little low and the carbonate hardness is off some
    calcium- 360
    carbonate hardness- 89.3
    phosphate- 0
    nitrate - 0
    nitrite - 0
    PH - 8.4
    ammonia - 0
    temp 78

    all other live stock doing great!!!
    snails are active ,crabs crabbing
    fish are swimming, swimming,swimming
    any help wouild be great
     
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  3. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    Did it run out of food???
     
  4. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's my thought. Either that or stray voltage?
     
  5. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    What size is your tank???? They are none stop eaters...
     
  6. truck24000

    truck24000 Spanish Shawl Nudibranch

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    tank is 75 Gallon
    i have a ground probe installed
    there is still lots of hair algea
    is it possible that it may have gotton stuck?
    it was between back of tank and some live rock ( a pretty tight squeeze)
     
  7. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    I had one also that died in a pretty tight spot. (not my 5.5) But I'm sure mine ran out of food. I could be possible. When I found mine it was a ball of slime....
     
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  9. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Unfortunately, sometimes sea hares die. I had one wander into an elegance coral which tried to swallow it. I rescued it and shortly thereafter, it wandered right back into the elegance. I rescued it again but the elegance sting must have been too much for it and it died. I pulled it out and WOW talk about stank! It went the way of the nemo....one flush and away it went.
     
  10. lunatik_69

    lunatik_69 Giant Squid

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    Sorry for your loss, Its sucks to lose one of our creatures but it happens. Those are the heart aches when playing god.
     
  11. baugherb

    baugherb Giant Squid

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    My sea hare was one of my 2 little boys favorites.. They are pretty neat.....
     
  12. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Sea Hares live a short life!!! They last a year or less in nature or in a captive environment!!!!
    It is possible that it died naturally!!!
    Again, one year or less is tops for their life expectancy!