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Old 05-11-2004, 05:43 PM   #1
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We have had our 55 gallon fish tank established since August of 2003. We started with a Flame Angel and some other fish and the Flame died in November. We replaced the Flame Angel and now our current Flame is not acting normal - not eating, not swimming with the other fish. Nothing has changed in the tank and ammonia, nitrite, salinity, PH all look good.

Any ideas on what is going on?
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Old 05-11-2004, 08:53 PM   #2
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Not without more information. Do you know where in the world the fish is from? Most likely cause is cyanide poisoning.
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How long has this fish been in the tank? It may take a few days for the fish to "calm down" due to the stress of transport.
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Agree with Reefrunner. Talked lately with the owner of my lfs. He told me Corral Beauty's were a problem right now. Where they are coming from they are using cyanide to collect. Many are dying.
I believe the problematic ones come from the Phillipines.
I hope this is not the case for you. To entice him to feed, you may want to lace the food with a little garlic juice.
Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2004, 11:34 PM   #5
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Flame angels are very hard to keep. I have heard only unsuccessful stories with them. At the store I work at we ONLY recommend them for VERY established tanks with lots of live rock. But I agree I think it is the collection method as to why they are not doing well. I think it is just a species to avoid for a while.

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Like I said, we purchased this Flame Angel in November - could it still be cyanide poisoning? The suggestion to use garlic juice - how do you do that?

I've also noticed some blue/green algae developing in our tank - we have only had the brownish algae up to now. Is this something to worry about?
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Oh wow, thats different then. Any new fish additions? Anyone picking at him?
As for the garlic juice, your lfs should have it. I use one made by sea chem, the fish go nuts over it. A few drops added when you thaw the frozen.
I thought blue or green could be a positive thing. Steve-s, Reefrunner?
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Not so fast quarryshark,

the blue-green algae may be the start of your first cyanobacteria. I suggest rigourous cleaning and removing the algae manually. As for the flame angel, i blame the collection method. Cyanide should be banned

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What is cynobacteria?
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I blamed collection method too for many. But 6 months later? Not so sure.
Here is a good article on cyno.
http://www.aquarium-forum.com/marine...ong_53042.html
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