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Old 02-21-2006, 03:26 PM   #1
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Firefish disappeared:(

Usually he comes right out in the morning and swims around. I can't find a trace of him today. Checked the area around the tank and nothing. Checked all around the tank with a flash light...nothing. I only have a brittle starfish, some red and blue hermits, pistol cleaner and peppermint shrimp and two emerald crabs. I have no idea who would have got him
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:27 PM   #2
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If the firefish died overnight there would be nothing left of him with the brittle and hermits in the tank.
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:35 PM   #3
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If the firefish died overnight there would be nothing left of him with the brittle and hermits in the tank.
i just can't believe he would have died. He was out looking good, eating as normal...blah blah blah. Nothing suspicious. THen just gone. It's really wierd but i'm pretty sure he's dead. But your right about the starfish and the hermits....they really do clean up fast.

this sucks, now i have to get another fish and qt it for a month. Anyone have a fish suggestion for a 75g that's reef safe?
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:01 PM   #4
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I posted this same problem last week with mine. He hid all day. Didn't even come out for feeding. I thought he was dead. He finally came out for about 30 minutes that day about 6 hours after lights on then darted back into the rock work. Since then, he's acted normal and is out all day.

Wait until tomorrow to declare him dead. He just might suprise you. There's still hope.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:11 PM   #5
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Found mine behind the tank on the floor 2 months later.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:38 PM   #6
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not here today either....i think he's gone.
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Old 02-22-2006, 03:41 PM   #7
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Sorry about that. It sucks to lose a fish but it seems to happen to all of us for no reason at all sometimes.

As far as new fish, why not just stick with the firefish. If not a Royal Gramma or a black and purple gramma (forget the name) are other cool fish. A borderline reef safe fish is a Coral Beauty. I have no trouble with mine bothering corals, but some have.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:10 PM   #8
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welp...i found him...all dried up next to the tank. I look and looked before and didn't see him. Found his dried up body probably 3-4 feet to the right of the tank. Not exactly sure how he did that cause the only part of the canopy that isn't covered is the back. Unless something moved him...i have no idea how he got just the right angle to shoot out of the back like that. Anyways...guess i should have put that net on the back like i said i would instead of shrugging it off

i'm thinking maybe he jumped when i was redoing the aquascape. Cause that's about the same time he dissappeared. Another lesson learned
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I HAVE ONLY SEEN MINE ONCE IN THE LAST 3 DAYS JUST HIDES A LOT
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Old 02-28-2006, 09:00 PM   #10
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Mine once again decided to hide yesterday and hasn't been seen since. I'm sure he's ok after my previous experience,
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