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Old 05-28-2012, 11:49 PM   #1
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Tough fish!

I must have some of the toughest fish! Recently we had experienced very high winds. The outcome of that was the power being out for 4 days. During the 4 days, the temperature dropped to 32 degrees at night and up to 80 during the day. My tank fluctuated between 65 and 70 degrees. In addition, there wasn't any water flow whatsoever. I was certain the only thing to survive was going to be the bacteria. Surprisingly nothing in my tank died. Nothing. None of the inverts nor any of the 4 fish I have. I'm impressed!
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #2
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Awesome! What fish??
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Old 05-29-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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Its mainly a predator tank. I have a lunar wrasse, a single spot foxface, a blue damsel, and a Niger trigger. I also have in the tank 5 nass snails, a Hawaiian feather duster, 3 large hermits and a couple unknown snails. Everything survived this mess!
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Wow dude that makes me want a 1 spot foxface even more!! Haha they much be very healthy fish, good job im happy that they all made it!
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I am too! But even more, I'm surprised!
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:32 AM   #6
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Haha ya thats awesome! How you like your foxface??
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Those are definitely some of the tougher fish out there, species wise. That's really cool!! Nice to read a story about crazy survival, and not wasting away, for a change.
Good luck in the future, but you sound like lucks already on your side!
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Haha ya thats awesome! How you like your foxface??
The foxface is awesome. It brings some great color to the tank and aside from the first day, it isn't very shy. At night it turns to a camouflage pattern and its colors darken. Its really cool.
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Hi that is an amazing story Did you actually do anything to the tank whilst the power was off? Such as water changes wrap the tank in a blanket or used an battery air pump? Also would you regard your tank as well understocked? Also did you feed your fish during the power outage? Hope you don't mind me asking as it may help others to know what you did in case they have a power outage.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:14 PM   #10
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Good questions! I will add on to it, how big is your tank?
temp flucuations effect larger tanks less then small tanks!
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