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Old 01-23-2014, 02:09 PM   #11
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The odd things to me were:

- Those white markings that appeared to not be a fungus or parasite. Internal infection could make sense.

- The morning it died, one eye was starting to bulge. I'm thinking bacterial/infection because the usual. "poor water quality" culprit was not the case, unless hypo counts.

- The lower fin, along it's bottom side, appeared puffy about from the body to about half way down. Could that be swelling from infection?

- The Tang and Engineer Goby died almost exactly the same time, so I'm guessing it's the same issue. The Puffers were a few days ago.

I know they had Ich, but all died after that had cleared up. It seems like two separate things, but possibly the Ich caused more damage than I thought? I'm kinda leaning away from that though, as they all looked good for at least a couple days after their spots had disappeared. They were acting normal, out swimming around, eating fine , no rapid breathing, etc.
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I have to agree with Doug. Doing hypo in your display tank would have killed inverts in the tank.There is alot of them in your LR. This could have caused alot of ammonia. Did you test your water during this time? Also not all fish can handle hypo. The tangs should be ok but I dont know about the others.
I was testing daily...zero ammonia and nitrites.

I'm not sure there were a lot of inverts. No crabs that I have ever seen. I've only ever seen one snail. Never seen any worms of any kind either.
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im still stuck on some form of digestive infection, only thing that wouldnt make sense with that is how the engineer got it, but then again, if the goby is sifting and moving sand around (thats possibly contaminated with feces from the tang), that could explain it.
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I agree. It certainly had been moving sand though. He cleared out sand from underneath about half the live rock.
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Engineer gobies are scaleless. The tang has a thin slime coat even when unstressed. In my opinion the immune systems of these fish crashed and bacterial infections did them in. They are the "canaries in the mine." Doug's right, I think your efforts to cure them might have pushed them over the edge. I would certainly consider stress as the potential culprit.
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