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Old 02-10-2013, 09:22 PM   #11
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I have 2 clownfish in my 20 gallon tank. I'll look into the pipefish a little more. Also the goby.
You should have no problem with getting pipefish. But a reminder they are a type of seahorse. They are delicate!
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:54 PM   #12
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I have 2 clownfish in my 20 gallon tank. I'll look into the pipefish a little more. Also the goby.
If this is the route you take make sure you can take the fish back once the issue is resolved. They generally eat pods exclusively and you don't have a large enough tank to maintain a pod population to keep them fed.
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Well I did some research and this is what I found... the bugs look to me exactly like these in this link. http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/cop...s-Amphipod.htm. and this is what is happening to my coral... the coral might not even be related to these bugs but I saw a bunch around the affected area last night. Notice the bottom where is appears decayed
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:42 PM   #14
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If what you have looks like that then harmless. How long have you had that coral in your tank?
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Old 02-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #15
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3-4 months now. None of the other corals are having any kind of issues. It started to look like that about a month ago
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They are not red bugs. red bugs would be all over, not just at the base. how old is this tank?
Take a Picture of the coral and post it.
Do not buy a pipefish. You most likely don't have enough food to sustain it.
Ok..I didn't see the rest of the comments. Those are isopods and they are not the destructive type of isopods. If you have these , your tank is very young. I'm guessing your sps is also a new addition and it's dying on it's own. the critters are just cleaning up, capitalizing on a free meal, sensing that the coral is dying.
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Thanks Mr. X the tank is
7 months old. How can I help out my coral then?
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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Thanks Mr. X the tank is
7 months old. How can I help out my coral then?
To the looks of it. You can't..
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Okay well I guess my next question is how do I prevent tthat from happening again?
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Thanks Mr. X the tank is
7 months old. How can I help out my coral then?
What are all of your parameters currently? What lighting do you have? That coral requires a lot of lighting. I'd try moving it up.
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