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Old 10-01-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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Let cuc eat dead fish?

So I came home to find the mandarin dead (i know it was competing w the wrasse for pods and starved). The cuc has already started to work on it so I thought i'd ask if anyone just let's them finish? I would usually net out the fish and flush it but I figure why not? I really don't think I would get an ammonia spike big enough to harm anything. Thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:26 PM   #2
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It really just depends on your tank size. In a small tank I would definitely remove it. In a large one, the choice really is up to you.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:28 PM   #3
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75 w a 20 sump. I may just let them for a little bit more then take it out before it decomposes too much.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:31 PM   #4
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I doubt the mandarin would affect your parameters too much in a tank that size. Should be fine.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #5
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75 w a 20 sump. I may just let them for a little bit more then take it out before it decomposes too much.
I normally leave them .
I have lost one sand sifter goby ,
Which was never to be seen .
Something ate it very fast ,
And after testing thinking I might get a spike , nothing .
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:16 PM   #6
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Leaving the dead fish in is like adding an additional feeding. For me, my manderine would be a weeks worth of food by mass for my 110 gal setup.
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Poor little guy.
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Old 10-02-2013, 07:17 PM   #8
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Yea it def wasn't fun to watch. I left him in (forgot) and this morning he was gone. it is natural though so I don't know if it make me feel a whole lot better to flush em down the toilet.
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I believe it's nature to leave it in there .
And since the start I was strongly advised to let nature do what it's supposed to .
Starting at the set up and cycle .
I have scavengers that consume everything .
Between crabs , bristle stars , bristle worms .
And what ever else is in there that I haven't saw yet .
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