Originally Posted by tecwzrd
Originally Posted by melosu58
What size tank was this? What are your water parameters? Need more info.
Considering it was only 3" I don't think it was stressed by the tanks size but without knowing parameters i.e. ph/sg
/ect... (real numbers) it's not easy to say if it was stressed otherwise.
How does your other stock look?
I have only 2 damsels - they look fine...color is vibrant, no signs of blisters or spots.
Originally Posted by macman7010
My first question would be how long the 3" frogfish was in the tank. Considering that many retail facilities quarantine fish in tanks much smaller then 24 gallons for extended periods I think it is safe to assume that a small amount of time in a less then recommended tank can fare alright. Many LFS
's utilize long slender tanks with acrylic partitions, only giving the fish a tiny amount of room to house the fish that are offered for sale; even in those tight quarters fish can survive.
While I am totally not advocating keeping fish in tanks too small for them; or tanks too small to accommodate them as adults; I don't believe that the stress of a 3" fish being in a 24 gallon aquarium would kill a frogfish. A surgeonfish perhaps or even another species that is an active open water swimmer. Famous Discus breeders not only house but successfully breed Discus fish in 20 gallon long tanks. Tanks of 55 gallons or more are often recommended for Discus fish but the nature of the fish's swimming habits can make them easy to house in smaller quarters.
Another question I have for Bonez is how often the fish was fed and what it was eating. Also how frequent were you doing partial water changes. Bio-load could have played a role in this fish's demise although if PWC
's were done on the proper basis (maybe even more frequent then recommended) it may not have been an issue. Also a post of water chemistry readings:
would be very helpful.
My water parameters for nitrate and amonia were 0ppm, PH was 8.4, I do not have test kits for phosphate or alk
I do my PWC
's ever thursday religeously - I think it may have been the salinity was too high - I posted another thread about replacing evaporated water - I was using catalina saltwater from the LFS
to replace it, which spiked the salt, now im using RO
water for evap. I'm just devestated about his death :X
I had him for about a month, maybe longer - he was doing just fine and all of a sudden grew leasons , 2 days later died. ;(
I know I shouldn't have done this - and everyone will yell at me, but I thought it would be okay, (being a newb SW
hobbyist) I put about 5-6 hermit crabs from the laguna beach tide pools in my tank ( i live close to the beach)
A.) It's illegal to remove creatures from tidepools
B.) The crabs in the laguna tide pools are from different waters than the FF I had.
C.) I figured if im putting catalina SW
in my tank - the crabs that live near catalina or around abouts would live. The crabs are all alive after 3 weeks - maybe they polluted the water in my tank somehow? Maybe an enzyme that they emit when submitted to an enclosed habitat? I definitely screwed up on that one, but I don't want to just take the crabs out and kill them - maybe I need to remove the crabs and place them back into the tide habitat.
I hope some of this information helps