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Old 05-13-2007, 02:40 AM   #91
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Nice tank man. I can't wait to start mine...
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Old 05-13-2007, 09:19 PM   #92
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AHHHHHHHHHHHH

I came home around 3pm today and everything is still strong but I cant find the Domino. I fed them and only the YT ate. I really really hope he shows up soon...
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Old 05-15-2007, 02:23 PM   #93
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Hey guys I need some help. After my weekend trip I came home and didnt see the domino damsel anywhere in the tank. The YT was swiming around like he normally does and the 3 stripe damsel was kinda hanging out in the LR. I fed them a little flake and normally they would ALL come out to eat but only the YT ate it. Then the next morning I fed them a little frozen mysis shrimp and again only the YT ate it. Then last night I did a 25% water change and moved the LR around trying to find the Domino and its nowhere to be found. Now the YT is still doing fine and all my snails and crabs are doing well but the Domino is still gone and the 3Stripe Damsel is not eating. Is there anything I can do to encourage the little guy to eat? Its not like the YT is picking on him or anything cause the YT will swim over by him and pass him up like he isnt even there. The 3Stripe doesnt seam to care about the YT either.

Anyhelp would be appreciated. I really dont want anything to die
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Did the damsel carpet surf?
What are your parameters?
Try soaking the frozen in Garlic Guard , that may entice him to eat. I soak mine for 20-30 mins.
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I havent found the Domino on the floor anywhere or in the tank compartments. I have NO idea what happened to him. I will go pick up some garlic guard and try that...

/me so sad the domino is gone...

Did a 25% water change on 5/14/07

Test as of 10pm 5/15/07

Temp = 78
SG = 1.0215
PH = 8.3
NH3 = 0
No2 = 0
No3 = 5~10 I cant tell but its between the 5 and the 10

Tonight the 3stripe has come out of the rocks and started to venture around the bottom of the tank. He is sticking close to the sand and looks like he is moving his fins alot. I hope he isnt stressed or something... The YT appears to be sleeping inside the LR. He's just kinda chillen in there. (The lights have been off for the past 2 hours so maybe this is just how they act after lights out?) Is there something else I should be testing for in the tank that would stress my fish out? This is bumming me out. Glad I listened to my wife and started out with less expensive fish...
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the 3stripe is missing now... grrrrrrr
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Is there a possibility you have a predator in the tank? Are there any remains in the tank? You have a hood on your tank and your pH is at 8.3?
Can you measure your temp and pH in the morning and at night? I am wondering if you are getting a swing that might be too much for them to tolerate.
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There are no remains of the domino anywhere. I found the 3-stripe and removed him from the tank. After looking him over I found a nice little chunk out of the top of his head. I took advantage of having the rock all apart so I scooped out the emerald crab and took him back to the petstore. (They floated the bag to acclimate him back to their tank).

So at this point i have lost the Domino, a 3-stripe, and have removed the emerald because I am betting my tank doesnt have enough algea to keep it filled up enough to not attack my fishes.

From what i have read and what you guys have suggested about emerald crabs this is more than likely the COD for my poor fishes... (Lessons Learned ehh?)
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PH testing 8.3 this morning as well..

Maybe I will try to test it mid afternoon this weekend...
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Do you think its safe to add another fish since I have removed the emerald crab? I would hate to introduce another animal to a bad inveronment. I dont know what else to look for tho. The snails are doing great. The hermit crabs get around the tank just fine. The YT is doing fine. I dont know what else to look for...
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