So I got home from fishing at 1:30 a.m. and found my green BTA laying face down in the sand and pieces of him everywhere! the tank was super cloudy, my overflow was going haywire because the filter sock was completely clogged and fish are out (lights off) and acting very ill. I'm writing this after performing the following emergency procedures.
-Turned lights on
-turned off return pump
-removed visible fish(all but two) and placed in QT
-performed 20% water change
-replaced filter sock and cleaned clogged skimmer.
-removed power head that had bits of BTA stuck in it as well as siphoning every speck of flesh I could find throughout entire tank.
-reattached nem to rock.
-performed water tests.
** did I miss anything?
Parameters are as follows:
-Ammo: .10 ish hard to tell.. Really close to zero but its an API Master.. I don't trust it much.
After reattaching the nem back to a rock I could see big white chunk of him taken out and several tentacles severed. It had already begun to close up its wounds and heal, kinda the way it is when you frag them and cut them in half. Now it's sitting nicely in the rock work much smaller than it was before. Fish were very easy to catch as they were very lethargic and breathing heavily it may have had something to do with me turning the lights on in the middle of the night... Not sure All fish are doing much better in the 10 gal
QT, mostly going back to sleep. however now I'm worried about elevated ammonia in there as well. There are 5 in QT and 2 still in the DT.
They are 1 sixline, 2 clowns, 1 scopes tang, 1 coral beauty. Two in DT are black cap basslet and yellow watchman goby(paired with pistol).
I'm not sure if I'd be better off putting the guys in QT back in the DT in the morning or what...
I guess my next question here is, What Next?
Sorry for the long post....please offer any advice you think could help!