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Old 09-13-2011, 02:03 PM   #1
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Naso tangs keep dying :(

Hi everyone,

Here is my fish list:

1) Blue Hanna Goby
2) Yellow tail Damsel
3) Two Ocellaris Clown Fish
4) Goby
5) Blue Tang
6) Fox face fish
7) Pink Bar Goby
8) Yellow Tang
9) 2 Fire fish
10) 4 Green Chromis
11) 2 Blue and Yellow damsels
12) Green Wrasse
13) Naso Tang
14) Mandarin Goby
15) Night Watch Goby

So 2 adult Naso Tangs and a baby Naso Tang later I'm baffled. All three died. I REALLY like the Naso tang, see NO reason why its dieing.

Woke up this morning saw this baby one chilling under rock; no biggie had a dr appt came back 2 hrs later he's still there
had a bad feeling called my fiance an hour ago; she watched him for a bit
said he suddenly stopped moving. Said he's turning white appears dead.

SAME thing happened to the other two. My ammonia/nitrite/nitrate are 0; I do weekly water changes; tanks been established about 2 months now; I have a sump with Chaeto, Protein skimmer, bio balls and live rock.

All corals and fish are healthy, something about the naso tang in particular I can't keep them alive.

What am I missing? They get a nice assortment of flakes, cubed frozen fish food mixes, live brine shrimp to eat.
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tank is way too new for that amount of fish,
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This also is a 125g tank correct?
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This also is a 125g tank correct?
That is correct
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tank is way too new for that amount of fish,
Could you elaborate please? Too new how? Is there a parameter I should be checking that I'm not? I thought so long as the tank can support the bio load its fine?

When my first naso died I monitored params every day then every 2 then back to once a week and there were no spikes in ammonia or nitrites or even nitrates. Everything stayed pretty level.
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you already have one naso in there? your trying to add another?
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when you over load your tank with fish the beneficial bacteria cant keep up with the bio load,what test kits are you using?
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when you over load your tank with fish the beneficial bacteria cant keep up with the bio load,what test kits are you using?
I'm using API test kits
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also check your alk level,naso tangs dont like high alk I've heard.
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you already have one naso in there? your trying to add another?
No, I had one, it died, bought another it died, tested like crazy watched my tank for hours, seemed fine, woke up was dead.

Bought a baby thinking maybe ones not acclimating well fiance watched him (from a distance so as to not give it a heart attack) and he was hiding then just stopped breathing.
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