Did you read my previous posts asking for help with my dieing fish? Well, I'm not 100% sure yet but, for three weeks my fish have been dieing and I couldn't figure it out. My water is just fine. The lfs
ask me if I had a crab and the light went on! It then hit me that my first death was 2 days after I added the Emerald crab LM Blenny)! The crab is a big sucker too!
My last fish (perc clown) I introduced last Monday night - perfectly healthy. Tuesday morning he was swimming high in one corner and looked all but dead. Frustrated, I've been getting. After my conversation with the lfs
, I brought in the Em crab one afternoon. Several hours later, my clown was swimming around just happy as could be!!
made a good point; the crab doesn't have to actually hurt the fish but just the fact that he continues to harass and prey on them causes stress and eventual death - especially with surface fish. E.g. blennies, gobies, etc.
It's been three days now and everything looks far better for that clown. I haven't yet made a conclusion but I'm almost there