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Old 07-20-2012, 01:48 AM   #1
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I just got back from school and notice the goby was a bit pale. Looked up close and it looked like his coat has fallen off.
Whats wrong with him?
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:06 AM   #2
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Is it eating? What do you feed it? Some fish lose their Colour if malnourished.
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Old 07-20-2012, 06:53 AM   #3
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I don't know much about sw aquariums but if it happened suddenly it may be due to stress?? A lot of fw fish do I dunno if it is the same for sw but I would do a water test and salinity test and have a good look to see if there are any injuries. Hope this helps, good luck
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I have small pellet and brine. I don't see the goby swim up for the pellet but I think it eats the brine though.

Goby may have gotten stressed when it was stuck on the water intake grill. But it looked like it was getting better until I saw his skin flaking.
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Old 07-20-2012, 08:57 AM   #5
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I would say it was something to do with the injury just make sure you keep the water super clean and hopefully he will make it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:53 AM   #6
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So his color came back but now I'm afraid it's little bumps.. I'm not sure
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Old 07-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
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So I took him out for pre caution. Would I be able to leave him like this?
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Short term should be okay, but not for too long. Doesn't look like there is and where for him to hide and no filter.
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Not sure what I can do. I dont have any extra filter. and the pump is attached to the top part of the bucket.

Would it be okay to put the goby back in the tank? I fed it some food and it ate all of it.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:57 PM   #10
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I don't see the harm. I forgot the mention a lot of my fish look discoloured when they wake up. Just keep an eye on him and see how he goes. Best of luck.
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