Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-29-2005, 06:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 15
Help with Firefish

My tank has been running for a month now. I bought two red firefish and a week later I bought a bullet goby to help with the algae. A week after I bought the goby one of the red firefish quite eating. I tried mysis shrimp, live brine and flake food. On Sunday he died... Now, the other firefish is demonstrating the exact same behavior. He quite eating and is hiding in the same corner as the other fish did. There are no visible signs of any bacteria or diseas and my water parameters are fine. Does anyone have any idea on what could be wrong with my fish? I don't want him to die.

On another note, I just went and bought a 10 gallon tank with a filter to use for a quarantine tank. Should I put the fish in the 10 gallon and quarantine him for awhile to see if he will eat or will that stress him out more?

Any help would be great.
__________________

__________________
E Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 07:14 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Posts: 15
Help with Firefish

My tank has been running for a month now. I bought two red firefish and a week later I bought a bullet goby to help with the algae. A week after I bought the goby one of the red firefish quite eating. I tried mysis shrimp, live brine and flake food. On Sunday he died... Now, the other firefish is demonstrating the exact same behavior. He quite eating and is hiding in the same corner as the other fish did. There are no visible signs of any bacteria or diseas and my water parameters are fine. Does anyone have any idea on what could be wrong with my fish? I don't want him to die.

On another note, I just went and bought a 10 gallon tank with a filter to use for a quarantine tank. Should I put the fish in the 10 gallon and quarantine him for awhile to see if he will eat or will that stress him out more?

Any help would be great. (I also posted this in the fish only section)
__________________

__________________
E Angel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2005, 07:50 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
lando's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Savage, MN
Posts: 7,889
Quote:
my water parameters are fine
Can you post all parameters...ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, SG, Ph, temp?
Quote:
Should I put the fish in the 10 gallon and quarantine him for awhile to see if he will eat or will that stress him out more?
If you do not see any visable signs of infestation, infection or injury, I would leave it alone and see what happens.
__________________
Some people are like slinkies...they serve no real purpose yet can still bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs!:p
Have a great day! Brian
lando is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 01:48 PM   #4
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Firefish are a rather delicate and nervous fish species. They can often react quite adversely to new additions even if there is no aggression. Dartfish as a whole can react quite commonly by hiding, loss of appetite and death. Could simpley be the addition of the goby has "upset" their normal routine. Being your tank is also quite new, the quick addition of so many fish could have easily upset your biofilter. Can you post the exact numbers for your water parameters?

Do you know the species name of the goby or post a pic? Many types of "bar" Amblygobius are refered to as bullets. It may not make much diference, but you never know.

If anything, I would QT the goby as apposed to the firefish. It will help determine if that is indeed the cause, although you would need to be very sure not to disrupt the tank further. Increasing a stressful situation could send the firefish beyond the point of recovery. FWIW, it would have been the better route from to get go.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2005, 02:24 PM   #5
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Duplicate topics merged.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
firefish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefish :/ FishFrik Saltwater Reef Aquaria 3 07-21-2006 11:12 PM
Firefish aquazen Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 01-25-2006 11:13 AM
Firefish MarkW19 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 12-02-2004 02:48 PM
where's firefish? Mephistopheles Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 12 10-16-2004 11:16 PM
Firefish rthoman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 05-12-2003 05:28 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.