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Old 03-15-2003, 09:07 AM   #1
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PROB with Queen Angel

i have a queen angel .....and this angel had a prob with my super active cleaner wrasse whose never stop cleanin my queen angel whenever shes out from the rock! what happen now is ....my queen angel got stress and doesnt want to be out of those rock cause the cleaner wrasse never fail to chase my angel whenever shes out! Do i have to remove the wrasse out of the tank? or any other way?\
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I would not think that the queen angel would be stress because of a cleaner wrasse. They normally like to be cleaned. I am impressed you are keeping a cleaner wrasse alive though, they are very tough. Do you have pictures of your setup?
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Old 03-15-2003, 06:22 PM   #3
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Need a pic of the wrasse. There is a species of fish that looks almost identical to the common cleaner wrasse that is actually a predator. Instead of cleaning the fish.........it takes chunks of flesh out. It is also possible that the wrasse is a cleaner and the fish is getting ick. The wrasse would chase the angel around if the angel was covered in it's food. Hiding in the rocks is one of the behavioal signs of parasitic infestation.
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:20 PM   #4
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The fish in question is way too big for your tank! Nice tank, btw, it will also eventually begin to feed on your sessile inverts. I suspect the queen is stressed from the lack of space and is getting ick. From the pic, it appears that the wrasse is a common cleaner wrasse, although to be 100% certain, I would need to see a close up of it's mouth.
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Old 03-15-2003, 08:25 PM   #5
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From looking at your photo album, I see at least 6 fish in that 40g aquarium, three of which are fair sized now and get larger. This is the root of your problem with this tank.

Side note, I would realy like to see the pic with the star and the coco worms in the photo contest......Beautiful pic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-16-2003, 03:05 AM   #6
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queen angel

thanks for all those good comments.! ....i realised that my queen had ick. and something bigger than ick, white in color patches stick on her left fins....what could it be?........
is she dying? whats next?

try to feed garlic but she doesnt wants to eat.

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anyway how can i enter the contest runner?
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and something bigger than ick, white in color patches stick on her left fins....what could it be?........
Probably lymphocystis, IME, it is quite common in larger angels. Lympho is viral so there is little you can do for it, accept to remove the cysts. The fish should be kept in a seperate aquarium until the lympho and the ick is gone. Then it should be placed in a larger aquarium, the queen is already too big for your 40g aquarium. The Rock Beauty coming close to being to big as well.

I'll handle the photo entry for you, please pm me the details of the photo (ie; species featured in the photo, care given, camera type make and model and the settings the pic was taken at.......)
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Old 03-16-2003, 07:35 AM   #8
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Dang, I just looked at the pic above and got a higher count. I counted ten this time. It's kinda like a wheres waldo? How many fish do you have in that tank? Here is what I saw.

1 queen angel
1 rock beauty angel
1 foxface
1 cleaner wrasse
2 occellaris/percula clowns
2 purple fire fish
2 regular firefish

What did I miss?
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Old 03-16-2003, 07:39 AM   #9
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u miss the dottyback or gramma and 1 scooter blenny....hehe

anyway i dont know the actual name for that red stars either than the red sponge, white and red coco worm and purple tube anemones
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Several of the fish in your tank, have to go. That is 12 fish in a 40g aquarium, way too many. You will constantly battle ammonia nitrite problems and ick with that kind of overcrowding.
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