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Old 10-23-2004, 08:39 PM   #1
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My Sea Cucumber spit out his guts!

My Sea Cucumber is much thinner now after expelling his guts. He shows signs of taking a beating as you can see in the pic. I tried to get a pic of his guts that are sitting on the sand but I couldn't get a good pic since his guts are white just like the sand.

I'm sure this was the doing of my mantis shrimp. JSYK, I got my LR 5 days ago and I haven't purchased any livestock. If the cuke did nuke my tank, then it's just the mantis shrimp and some crabs that are doomed. I'm assuming the corals, feather dusters, etc. would be unaffected. So far everything seems fine though. I've read that just because a cuke spits out his guts does not mean he emitted any toxins. They can do one without the other.
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Old 10-23-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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Too bad You may want to run some GAC for a few days.
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Old 10-24-2004, 12:42 AM   #3
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I would be testing ALL water parameters. ....and yes, coral are affected via the water quality issue.
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Old 10-25-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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Update: He didn't make it. The cucumber was flushed this afternoon. Everyone else in the tank seems just fine.
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good reason to leave it in the ocean.
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good reason to leave it in the ocean
I totally agree with rocket season, cukes arent really meant for captivity, and they are very dangerous when realeasing toxins.
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