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Old 06-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #1
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My Flame Angel died last night.

When I fed them last night they seemed fine. Only thing different is I added 2 new Korila's power heads. I went from one large one to two smaller ones on both ends. Haven't checked the water parameters in a week. I will do that when I get home from work. Could he additional power head or extra flow have caused its death?
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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Need way more info to come up with a good guess. Water parameters are a big question. What size tank? What other fish? How long had you had the angel? Was it eating fine all along? Did it display any signs that something was wrong?

Odds are, it was not the new flow.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:28 PM   #3
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Need way more info to come up with a good guess. Water parameters are a big question. What size tank? What other fish? How long had you had the angel? Was it eating fine all along? Did it display any signs that something was wrong?

Odds are, it was not the new flow.
Yeah I check the water weekly and will do so when I get home. It's a 75 gallon. The other fish are 2 small clowns (about 1.5 inches) small blue tang (about 2 inches) and an engineer goby. I have had the angel right at 4 months and it has ate and acted fine since the day I put it in the tank. The tang and angel were always together and never showed signs of aggression towards each other. I also know the tang is too small for the tank. We are planning on moving in about a year and I was going to put this 75 in the master bedroom and get a larger tank between 150-250 for the living room and that's where the tang will go eventually.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:04 PM   #4
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My wife just sent me these. She hasn't done the phosphates or salinity yet.

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Salinity is 1.023 (low) and temp is 80.2
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:46 PM   #6
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My wife just textd me saying she also hasn't seen our little blue tang all morning either. I just don't get it. The clowns and engineer goby seem fine she said.
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Nitrates look high. If they have been high for long, that could be the problem. If the Tang is not around, it would be odd to lose two fish at about the same time you added something new. Any chance you had something on your hands or arms that contaminated the tank?
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Old 06-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #8
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Well the tang is fine. It's just hiding in one of her holes. The tang and angel were always together. Do fish grieve? I can't imagine what could have been on my hands or arms that could have cause a fish to die but I guess it could have happened. Might have been a little whiskey?
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The nitrates are usually 10-20. I asked on another forum before finding this one and was told with the fish and other creatures I have in the tank it wasn't bad. I do know a couple times when my wife had to feed them I found out she would just drop a frozen cube in the tank. I always thaw it out then drain the liquid off before feeding them. Sucks to have lost the angel, but I'm glad I didn't lose them both.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:49 PM   #10
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Regardless of tank, its good to try and keep nitrates as close to zero as possible. Long term exposure to them does not do anything any good. As for the angel...if everything else looks okay, it might have just died a natural death. I've heard that some are captured using chemicals that harm them. Easier to catch, but they end up not living as long due to that.
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