Hi guys, its been a while since I've posted an update about my tank and I've got a few questions so I thought this would be a good time.
Here was my tank in early December:
And then in late January:
Since this time, pretty much everything in my tank has been golden except for FISH. This is my biggest issue. Althought my water quality is pretty much perfect, most of my fish do not survive past 3 or 4 weeks. Currently, I've got that same blue tang, ONE percula, a bicolor psuedo and a scooter blenny.
When the fish do die, its seems to be similiar in that there are no signs of distress or anything before they die. For everything that died, the previous day the fish was swimming around, being social AND eating. No exaggeration. The next day I would find it dead. It happened to the anthias, the yellow tang, 2 flame angels and a copperband butterfly (Over about 4-5 months). It is very frustrating because like I said, water quality is literally perfect (0 nitrates/nitrites). The last fish I added was about 6 weeks ago with the Copperband Butterfly. He immediately was eating, being social and doing great for about 3 weeks. Then one day I came home and he was dead.
What I did notice is that the deaths started happening after I added a Coral Branded Shrimp. He pretty much hides out all day and does his own thing and only acts aggresive somethings goes near his area , then he will sort of snap at them. Everyone says these things are peaceful and whatnot but what the heck else is killing my fish? I know I do not have any mantis shrimps or something crazy like that, and I'm having a really hard time getting the CBS out. He has like 1 foot long antennae and can feel me coming from a mile away.
Other than this minor issue of FISH NOT SURVIVING, my tank is doing great:
I have sort of gone nuts with the corals:
My questions actually have to do with a couple of the corals so I suppose I'll post about that in the Sick forum. Hopefully you guys can help me with those questions here: