Okay, so some background - Approximately one week ago I started having fish die. First was a flame angel, then a royal gramma, and today a green chromis.
The flame was looking great and swimming around, eating well, then one day he disappeared completely. I looked everywhere around the tank, under the tank, in the sump, etc. Assuming he had jumped out and become a snack for my cat, I thought nothing more about it.
Next day, gramma starts acting weird, no weird look though other than swimming funny, no spots, no patches, no torn fins, etc.
I QT'd him for 24 hours - next day he is swimming well. I put him back into the DT only for him to float upside down to the bottom of the tank. He then twitched, swam away and hid. One hour later half of his body came floating from behind the rocks - the crabs already feasting.
Finally, I though I had a preggo chromis - it was getting very fat, had an orange spot on bottom rear of belly, heavy breathing and swimming slowly. It also was constantly hiding behind the overflow.
Today, I woke to find it stuck in a hole in the LR
- I dislodged and it swam away. Three hours later, I go in to find it laying sideways on a piece of LR
. I netted it, and placed it in QT tank.
Here is an attached pic - It looks like some pink / red coloration on its body.