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Old 11-16-2011, 08:12 AM   #71
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I agree that the crab didn't kill the fish. Likely died of ammonia or nitrite poisoning. The crab cannot catch a live fish.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:21 AM   #72
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Ammonia has been at 0 and nitrites have been at .25
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:29 AM   #73
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I agree that it wasn't the crab. I have 3 emeralds and they never bother any fish unless the fish comes at them. Then they will defend themselves. If you saw them feeding on a dead fish they are just doing what you got them for. That is what a clean up crew is supposed to do. I suspect you have a different problem. If the fish were added durring the cycle they went through some stress. Over time, even a little bit of nitrite can stress them enough to do them in.
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+ 1 on not being the emerald. Try testing the water again, and taking a sample to your LFS for reassurance. Maybe also do a water change and wait a day to test again before adding more
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Oh, and don't add anymore fish until you are sure you have cycled.
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What kind of fish were they? Some fish fair better int brand new tanks than others. If your ammonia is at 0 and your nitrates at .25 it might be another cause. Just because your tank hasn't set for 6 weeks doesn't mean that it isn't cycled.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:14 AM   #77
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They are damsels
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Damsels are the most hardy- so there may be an issue with your water still
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I just don't understand that the fish are there when I leave for work and then three hours later they are gone no body or anything, just gone. Do they eat that fast?
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I just don't understand that the fish are there when I leave for work and then three hours later they are gone no body or anything, just gone. Do they eat that fast?
If you have a good clean up crew it will eat the dead fish. Also, if you have other animals check for smiles cause some fish will jump as well
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