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Old 02-15-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
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Help with black sea cucumber!

I found my cucumber on my protein skimmer and I flicked him down because he's been up there for 2 days so when I saw him float down it looked like something has attacked it but it is still moving. Any ideas?
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Old 02-15-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Watch your other inhabitants. they do release toxins if disturbed. Get massive water change supply ready if not already too late.
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Its still alive. Your saying it has to do with the water?
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Heck, how much do they cost? If it were me, I'd consider the cost a loss and remove it ASAP and save your other inhabitants and live rock.

Unless its already too late. Let us know pls so we can all learn. Thanks.
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Old 02-15-2012, 03:55 PM   #5
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Read this Black Sea Cucumber (Holothuria atra) Profile

The toxins would be released fron its anal area so I understand. The pic suggests that smoky stuff is coming from the body/possible wound. Still, I wouldnt take a chance.

I'm saying that since it did release something, I'd do large water changes and have some carbon filtration working to remove whatever it released. Again, read the link.
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Old 02-15-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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Wow had no idea lfs neglected to tell me this I am removing it as we speak in hope it does not harm my other livestock
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