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Old 11-08-2011, 02:59 PM   #1
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Rough day :(

My eel died and I think my blue painted lobster died too

The lobster was molting and I think he had complications and died is that possible????? I just did a 10 gallon water change last night. It's a 75

In the process of checking the levels now
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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Sorry for your losses. I believe that it is possible for a lobster to pass due to molting complications.
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What can I do to prevent this? Anyone?
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:59 PM   #4
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Not sure on this one.

If I had to guess, I would just say make sure that no fish are picking on it and water parameters are good. I don't low if these make a difference in your issue, but it is just a guess.
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Here's an excellent site I use to trouble shoot. These guys are very helpful. Have you added iodine to help with molting?
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http://www.wetwebmedia.com/fwsubwebi...fishdisfaq.htm

Sorry. Lol. Here's the link
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I had not added iodide :-/ I've meant to but just always forgot. He got his tail out but he never got his head or legs molted. Do they molt their heads?
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My eel died and I think my blue painted lobster died too

The lobster was molting and I think he had complications and died is that possible????? I just did a 10 gallon water change last night. It's a 75

In the process of checking the levels now
I've had this problem with an hawaiian pink lobster which died during molting,its new shell actually split during the molt.
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:46 PM   #9
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Ammonia was 0

Nitrites were 0

nitrates were like 0-5
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How often do you do water changes?
You shouldn't have to add any idodine to your tank if you are using a quality salt and are doing regular water changes.
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