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Old 09-02-2007, 11:21 PM   #1
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Eibili Pygmy Angel

I bought one of these about 4 weeks ago and he has been doing well in my QT that has been established for some 6 months now. Was always going around picking at the rubble rock, sand, etc. The past 3-4 days he has been hiding and not eating. he will nibble but thats it. He didnt this when I first brought him home but once I fed garlic with his food, he took right to it. Im feeding mysis with Vitamin C and garlic. I checked the ammonia to make sure I was not incurring a spike and its 0. Its a 30 gallon long. I have run 6 other fish through it so I know its good. Temp is 80. His color is good. I do 5-8 gallon water changes every other week. Any idea as to what could be going on? are they "moody" fish per say? I have never had trates in the tank either so its not this. Any ideas?
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Update: Well the fish died overnight. This is the third fish I have had do this. They live great for 2-4 weeks then literally within 48-72 hours they quit eating and die. I think I saw where this is attributed to poisening to catch the fish? Can someone confirm this? If not any ideas as to what it is? I have no ammonia or trates and the QT has been established for some 6+ months.
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How are you acclimating them to your main tank? Cyanide poisoning could be a possibility. Are all the fish from the same LFS? Can you ask the owner how the fish are captured? I have read, fish caught with the use of cyanide look brighter and more healthy. They will eat and then stop eating and die. Sorry for your losses.
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Im not speaking of acclimating them to the main..they dont make it that far. I acclimate them from the LFS to my QT for about 3 hours plus. He was in the QT for 4 weeks and was doing fine. I spoke to a major LFS here in the Dallas area (didnt buy the fish there) and they are of the opinion that its not poisoning...maybe just an older fish, had a parasite, etc. Im going to treat the bare tank with some stuff another LFS swears by (Quick Cure) and they said they use it all the time. I have nothing to lose as it will not destroy the bacteria base and appears they have had good luck with it. I almost went with Pimafix or Melafix..guess anything is better than nothing!
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