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Old 01-01-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Dead six line wrasse

I got my six line wrasse about a week ago but he recently died and i have no idea why.
I thought he was sleeping but he was hanging fron a rock by his tail. I thought he was sleeping because of the mucus around him. But i grabed him with my hand to try to wake him but he was dead as i saw he was being eaten by other critters in my tank.
I do have a clown and a banghi cardinal but they seemed to be getting along perfectly so I dont think it had to do anything with them.

However I did remove my peppermint shrimp a couple days a go and i had to move around some rocks to actually get them. Could moving the rocks cause to much stress on the six line? Was it a mini nitrate spike? If so why didnt my other fish die?

Any thoughts?
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Too many variables. Fish might have been damaged when collected. Was he eating?
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Old 01-02-2013, 05:45 PM   #3
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ya eating just fine. and i dont think it was me moving the rocks because that was two days before.
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Moving rocks won't kill him unless you kicked up a huge amount of waste.
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i dont think i did. did the water change the same time i moved the rocks. and i am really serious about water changes once a week.
He was in there a week so idk.
I got him from petco is that the reason. they wernt taking care of him...?
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When dealing, especially with wild caught fish, there is always a risk the fish had parasites internally or was just stressed to death before you got him. I have a frag tank I hold new fish in to give them time to recover before entering the reef population. That has helped.
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