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Old 01-30-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Another unexplained death

A few months ago I had to clowns that died out of the blue. As they were my only two occupants and I couldn't explain the death I decided to re cycle the tank (unorthodox maybe)

I got two chromis 10 days ago and the first one was died very quickly. The bigger of the two was chasing him around almost from the beginning and hassled him in to a corner where he died. I have just come home from work and the remaining Chromis is dead. I'm pretty close to giving up and selling everything on eBay

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Ammonia - 0
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Salinity - 1.024
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:02 PM   #2
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How big is the tank? Just sounds like stress deaths from aggression.
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Old 01-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #3
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40g/180 litre. The shrimp and crabs are happy enough. I know there's beginners luck but this is getting silly


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No other fish in the tank?
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No hank, now have nothing else apart from inverts. I used salifert tests as the API ammonia went blue once


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I'm not sure I would give up yet. Clowns are fairly hardy, so that is a mystery. Chromis are hit and miss, so I'm not surprised with them. Did any if these fish show any signs of disease/problems?


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Old 01-30-2015, 04:10 PM   #7
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It probably sounds a bit childish on my part but I really am puzzled. No, the first chromis looked pale but if fish are like dead people, that's probably expected!


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Did you quarantine the clowns before adding them into the tank?
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I didn't as I don't have any space for a QT tank. If I bought another tank my girlfriend would kick me out. The LFS keep several QT tanks and keep them in there on customers behalf


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Another unexplained death

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I didn't as I don't have any space for a QT tank. If I bought another tank my girlfriend would kick me out. The LFS keep several QT tanks and keep them in there on customers behalf


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