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Old 04-14-2014, 01:41 AM   #1
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Clown fish died?

I recently got my 60 tank up and running, cycled the tank with live rock and waited a week after the cycle was through. All parameters were good, salinity at .025 and temp 76. I bought two clown fish and an anemone. After the first night I woke up and found one of the clown fish dead? I thought it might of been from acclimation and waited a few more days to see if the other would live and it did. So I added a smaller clown fish and sure enough same thing happened again? And thoughts of what might cause this? The clown fish I still have is alive and good same as the Anomone. Any info would be helpful!
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:21 AM   #2
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Hmm, have you kept a log of your tank parameters? What were they exactly? Your tank is way too young to keep a nem, I would honestly take it back to the shop for store credit as the chances of its survival are pretty slim. Was the clown showing any sights of illness? Tell us a bit more about the tank, how did you cycle it, how big is it and what kind of filtration are you using, what kind of lighting do you have? Answering these questions may help us get to the bottom of the dying livestock...
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No signs of illness from clow fish just woke up and found him on the bottom of tank. 76 degrees, salinity .025, ph 8.3 ammonia 0, nitrite 0, nitrate 30. I use the API saltwater test kit.
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I put live rock in for a month to cycle
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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It's a 55 gallon tank I have a protein skimmer, and a penguin 350 filter
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Hmm, nitrates are high, that is certainly going to upset the nem but shouldn't effect a clownfish. Are they, or now just one, fish the only one in the tank? Do you have a powerhead or something extra for flow?
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Only one clown yes I have a powerhead side mounted, also have a fluval marine and reef light
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That light isn't going to support a nem, and your tank isn't ready for the nem either. As bectan stated earlier you really should take it back as it will most likely die and could cause you more issues
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Were they the same species of clowns? Clowns can be quite mean, it wouldn't surprise me if your one killed the other two. I don't see a nem or clown in the pic though
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