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Old 12-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #651
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My honey took a plastic soda bottle and cut it up so it would cover the hole where the chromis keep jumping into lol. Still have to wait til tuesday to get him out though, I feel kinda bad but theres not much we can do. The cube is completely bare of pods now. I nuked it 2 weeks ago and then added the live rock that was aipastia free but there were no pods on it. :-( She is pretty fat so hopefully she can last til she starts eating again. Silly fish can be so frustrating at times. lol
I definitely know the feeling of frustrating fish! I have a Betta right now that really does not like Betta pellets, so I feed him flake insted.....who he seems to like. Lol
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:06 PM   #652
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I have a picture of one of the small tanks at the lfs I was at friday.

Here it is:

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Old 12-02-2013, 11:31 PM   #653
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I have a picture of one of the small tanks at the lfs I was at friday. Here it is:
Wow, it looks stunning. Very clean and well kept it seems. What do they have fish wise in there? It seems pretty bare.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:32 AM   #654
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Oh theres a ton of stuff.....anthias, cleaner wrasses a boatload of small fish. Its really odd how the picture doesnt capture any . lol They also have that 800 gallon tang tank, they have tangs bigger than my head in that one. I really need to get a shot of that one. lol It is probably the most stunning tank I ahve ever seen in person OR online.

AS an update on the 180g, the naso is still not eating. I called the lfs where I got him to see what they fed him and was told algae sheets. lol I mean really, I know he must have been eating more than that. They said to try mysis and lots of seaweed sheets which is what I have been doing. I added garlic to the food today hoping it would help but he still didnt try any. I think I am going to get some live brine and see if that has any feeding response from him. I am beside myself right now, I really dont want to lose him, he is beautiful. He swims with the other fish all over and is behaving perfectly normal. Also, he ate mysis in the store before I purchased him so I know he does eat. Just not for me.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:35 AM   #655
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Probably still settling in with the new crowd. Is it pecking on the rocks and getting anything there?
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Nope, none of the tangs is pecking at all. The rock is incredibly clean though so theres nothing there right now. I really hope youre right. This is gonna keep me up at night until he starts eating. :-(
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Nope, none of the tangs is pecking at all. The rock is incredibly clean though so theres nothing there right now. I really hope youre right. This is gonna keep me up at night until he starts eating. :-(
He is probably getting a good amount of nourishment from the algae sheets in the meantime!
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id just like to go on record in saying that that tank is NOT a small tank lol. jsut give him some time Carey, im sure he will come around. you clearly are able to keep tangs nice and fat so im sure he will come around eventually. soon enough youll be wondering how he got so fat.
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What lighting are they running over that tank Carey?

BTW, try live food for the tang.
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Hey X, running 3 chinese dimmable panels.

bad news in fish land today. My husband thought he saw the naso dead so went in the tank to fish him out and he wasnt dead, but he knocked a couple rocks over and hit the royal gramma and one of the filefish. The file fish seems ok but the gramma is just about dead. He is still alive but barely. :-( My hubby feels so bad too.....

The naso is almost dead as well, he was under a rock just lying there and hasnt come out all day.

Just a bad day all around. Going to call the shop I got the tang at and see what they can do about the dying soon to be dead tang. He was my most expensive fish to date. So pretty too....really bummed. I've had the gramma for awhile now too so his death isnt going over so well with me. I tried to do everything I could for them, I really did but sometimes I guess everything isnt enough.

The other fish are fine still, might have to make more caves I think, the naso and yellow were just swimming around all night last night with no place I guess to sleep. If the naso is still alive in the morning I will for sure get some live brine and see if that helps, but he really looked about gone 2 hours ago. The filefish is scared poopless after the rock avalanche, but he is swimming around at least.

let this be a lesson to you guys, make sure your structures are STURDY. It's partly my fault for the fish getting crushed as I should have made the rock structure husband proof.
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