New Sixline Wrasse...Some Trouble
I just got a new Sixline wrasse today for my tank. I did a 4 hour long drip acclimation and put him in. He swam around the rock work some and then came out and tried to play with the two clowns I have. (They didnt want anything to do with him). So eventually he stopped trying to swim with them and just watched them from under a rock. Poor guy!
I turned out the lights for the night and went out for an hour. When I came home, I found him back behind the rocks not moving, covered in stringy slime stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks kinda like the stuff that the corals spew when they are upset. Maybe he tried to nest in some ZoanthidS?
I immediately put my arm in the tank to move him. He swam off and I sucked the stuff off of him. He then acted normal for a bit and then swam into a crevice in the rocks. He wont come out. No amount of poking at him will get him to come out.
What could this slime stuff be? I didnt QT him, as I had bought two clowns from this seller before and was quite happy. (Strong, HYPER little things). I dont see any white spots, or anything that looks like disease. I dont know if the Coral Banded Shrimp might have been bothering him, as I saw him nearby. The shrimp now goes into this cave that the crevice is in, and sticks his claws out towards the crevice (with the wrasse inside) and then darts out really fast.
I guess I will wait till morning to see if he is still alive.
Nitrate:10ppm (around that)