I have had my copperband for about 2 weeks now in a 125 gal
reef tank. He shares it with a couple clownfish, a velvet damsel, and a yellow tang. He seemed fine till this morning when i saw him hangin out inside my cup coral just hovering. Just now several hours later i found him laying on the sand. I moved him immediately to the qt but dont know what is wrong. I dont see any fading or odd coloration. Whenever i put mysis shrimp in the tank he seems to eat a few. This time when i fed he didnt come out which is when i saw him laying on the sand. Water parameters look ok. When i put him in the qt he swam a little and has now parked himself against a rock.
39 gallon (2yrs) 40lbs live sand. 23 lbs LR
(still collecting) , 1 turbo snail, 5 Nasarius snails, 10 blue knuckle hermits, 1 zebra hermit, 1 scarlet hermit, 5 red tip hermits, 1 Green Chromis, 1 Blue Damsel, ? Ricordia, candy cane coral.
135gallon (2 months)
125lbs live sand, 100lbs live rock, 2 175W Metal Halide, 1 175W VHO Actinic (so far). Berlin Protein Skimmer in 40 Gallon Sump. 2 Maxi Jet 1200's. 10 Nassarius, 10 mexican turbos, 10 astreas, 20 Blue Leg Hermits, 20 Scarlet Hermits, 5 Emerald crabs, 5 peppermint shrimp. 1 Copper Band butterfly, 2 False Perculas, 1 Javanese Damsel.