I bought a bicolor Cherub Angel from my lfs
, and in less than 48 hours it was dead.
1. Took it home in a bag on a one hour trip to my home. It died in less than 48 hours.
2. It was in the tank for less than 48 hours. In the tank are 3 Damsels, 2 Clarkii Clowns, 1 Cleaner Shrimp, 1 Atlantic Candylactus Anemone, 15 Red Leg Hermit crabs, 15 snails. No aggression.
3. It ate a few Brine Shrimp, and a few flake food pieces.
4. pH =8.2, A=0.50 (was 0.25 when put in the day before),No2
=20, salt content=1.022/28 using a refractometer, temp=82
5. The fish looked OK
6. It showed no odd behavior
7. It was mostly hiding, but did swim about the tank a little.
8. I did not quarantine the fish
9. I acclimated it using the water it came in the bag, put it in a 1 gallon tub, and added 1/4 cup of tank water each 5 minutes. I know some say to use the drip system at 4 drops per second for anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour or more. Some say 2 drops per second. To me, the water the fish is in will be much colder than the tank water when you put the fish into the tank. So who is correct, and why, and which way is correct?
10.My tank is a 50 gallon that is 48"x14.5"x16". After all the sand and rocks were placed in the tank, it took only 40 gallons to fill it. I have an Eheim canister filter good for up to 60 gallons. Don't shoot me until you read all of this story. I used tap water to originally fill my tank. My TDS
meter read 018ppm, and each water change I used RO
water from my lfs
I put in 30# of old live sand(dead), 40# of live sand, 31.5# of very pourous live rock, 30# of base rock (like Fiji)
11.I have added no additives to my tank.
My Clowns and my Damsels are just fine, so what do I need to do to keep an angel alive. I ask because I had a 30 gallon tank going for about 3 months before I started my 50 gallon tank. In it I lost a Lemonpeel Angel after 10 days, a Keyhole Angel after 5 days, a Coral Beauty Angel after 10 days because it had Ick, and around 4 Ocelerous Clowns in a months time. I took down the 30 tank, and used the live rock from it to add to my 50 gallon tank. In this tank I did not cycle it properly, and that is all I will say about that.
Please give me some good advice from more than just one person, like maybe three or more, if you will. Thank you, Larry