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Old 05-07-2008, 10:57 PM   #1
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Today I came home from work to find my Orange Diamond Watchman Goby swimming in circles. I noticed that his head was red under his skin (where his brain would be and you could see a vein) so I'm not sure what happened. He could only make right turns. Well hours of him swimming and going in circles, he finally died. Has anyone seen this before? I am very sad as he was one of the first fish I got for my tank! Any help would be appreciated.

Oh, I did a test because it freaked me out and my parameters are:
0 ammonia
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8.4 PH
Last water change: Sunday (RO/DI water with salt mixed for 24 hours)
Water parameters were same as above before the water change.
I have a 75 gallon with live rock and changed out 15 gallons.
Nothing new has been introduced in the tank.
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Hard to really tell but sometimes if they swimming around erattically then there is a swim bladder problem. Like I said it`s really hard to tell but that would be my guess.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:19 PM   #3
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maybe there is a such thing as fishy aneurysms
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:58 PM   #4
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Wierd.

Sounds like he burst a blood vessel in his head causing brain/nerve damage.
Could be he got startled and slammed headfirst into your canopy or glass?
Definitely appears to be a freak occurrence as opposed to a typical fish disease.

The world will never know...

My condolences.
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maybe there is a such thing as fishy aneurysms
Interesting, that's what I was thinking as well. It was very strange.
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Wow, that is a new one. Sorry for your loss.
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I freaked out or diamond watchman while cleaning one time and he headed like a rocket right up the top and ran into the tank cover. Maybe something similar happened to yours and he hurt his head. Sorry for your loss.
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Sorry to hear about your loss. These things do happen and we never know why. It's just part of the hobby.
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Yeah. I hate losing fish. Thanks for all of the feedback. I also thought he might have darted up and hit the egg crate. I hope this doesn't happen again, he was such a fun little critter.
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