Somethings wrong with my mandarin dragonet

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  1. meagan1823

    meagan1823 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I don't figure I should either as the HOB refugium also draws air into the tank.

    I hope he will be ok. He's my favorite fish and an awsome little dude.
    It took several months to get him to eat frozen and then all of a sudden he took too it like nobodys business and gobbles it up.
     
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  3. NeighborTomita

    NeighborTomita Banned

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    Told ya it was a possibility :p
     
  4. bioreefdude

    bioreefdude Fu Manchu Lion Fish

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    well is this dragonet a fatty how is its health ?
     
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    jonjonwells Great Blue Whale

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    I bow before thee, humbled in your glory. ;D
     
  6. Pelado

    Pelado Montipora Digitata

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    Love that fish but know they are VERY sensitive.... all the best of luck to you... I hope the airbubble will help. Keep us posted!
     
  7. lfckenya

    lfckenya Spaghetti Worm

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    did you add any water conditioner or additives? stir up the sand bed (aquascaping?)?
     
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  9. BMXCLAY

    BMXCLAY Purple Spiny Lobster

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    I couldnt keep one alive for any more than 3 weeks, such a tricky fish ...might try it again in my seahorse tank since ive feeding them pods
     
  10. meagan1823

    meagan1823 Purple Spiny Lobster

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    He is not fat but not skinny either.
    You can faintly see the line that runs down his sides.
    I have had him for around 6 months (at least, maybe longer).

    No water conditioners or additives. I just fed him frozen brine shrimp.

    He is still alive and is hiding under rocks.
    Its like he never went to sleep? I can tell when hes sleeping because he is resting on the rocks or sand bed and he gets real pale looking and doesn't move an inch. But last night, everytime I got up he was in a different spot and he was swimming around the tank this morning and he usually doesn't "wake up" until the lights comes on.
     
  11. NewReef45177

    NewReef45177 Plankton

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    I was at one of our local LFS's last week and they had a fish that was floating like that. I asked if it was dead and the owner of the shop told me that certain kinds of fish occasionally get air bubbles in their digestive systems that prevent them from equalizing buoyancy. He didn't some right out and say this...but he seeme do indicate that if you leave them alone they will expel the gas and return to normal.

    I'm a newbie...so not sure exactly what he was talking about...gas? Can fish get gas?

    Anyway...sounds like your mandarin had that problem.