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Old 09-20-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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No Luck with jawfish????

So I have attempted 2x now to keep a yellowheaded jawfish. In both instances the fish disappeared. Not really sure what happened to them. I have a secure lid so I know it is not jumping. I think something ate them but all that is in my tank that would do that are my serpents and mroe then likely the fish was dying long before the stars ate them.

So my question is why do my jawfish keep dying. I really want to keep one in my 20xh... water quatlity is all good (got corals and everything).

Any ideas?

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Old 09-20-2004, 12:07 AM   #2
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what were they eating
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:08 AM   #3
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flake (forumal 2), frozen brine... spirulina.

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Old 09-20-2004, 12:19 AM   #4
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sounds like u fed them well enough, they are social, its a long shot but i know that particular jawfish is really socialable, could be lack of companions that freaked him out and stressed him to the point of dieing, i would guess the serpent stars too though, unless theres something wrong with the tank u dont know of
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Old 09-20-2004, 12:11 PM   #5
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The one lasted a week.... I went away came back and he was gone. The other one died within a day (so I don't suspect it was something with my tank).

Is there a species that does better then the others?

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Old 09-20-2004, 03:14 PM   #6
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I keep a jawfish ( a yellow head to be exact). What do you have in your tank as far as live rock. Jaw fish in particular like to dig caves. Sand does not paretically help that why most have a gravel or CC beds. Might want to look for caves dug anywhere and check your water levels for a PO4 spike. If he died you will know it really quick. HTH!
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p04? dead fish dose not have any thing too do with p04. you might want to test for ammonia
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Thant is what I meant wrong abrivation.
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Old 09-24-2004, 08:15 PM   #9
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They do best if kept with more then 1. I have had several of them and at one time I had 4 in my 20 gal fuge. I bought a small yellow shrimp goby and he killed them all over time. I could never catch the goby.... They are a cool fish. I crushed up shells and put that in with them so they could use the pieces to make there homes. They even had a door that they would close at night. I will be getting some more soon... I have not seen that goby in months... I think when i was moving the LR around I pinned him in somewhere...
The fish that was gone in a day was either acclimation or the star would be my guess..... If you want them i would get rid of the star....JMO
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what other fish r in the tank ! i know my fiji devil would drive them nuts sol i had to pull him out
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