Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 05-08-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 485
Send a message via AIM to badfish
Unexplained Death - any ideas

well yesterday i lost a Margareta snail, it looks like he fell off the glass and i didnt get him in time, is there a certain a mount of time they can live before being flipped over. But this is not what i am writing about. I lost one of my green chromis between last night and this morning. He was stuck to the powerhead of a MJ 1200. The only thing i can think of is he got too close to the powerhead, all 3 of my chromis hang out by the powerhead at night. My full stocking list is.

2 O. Clowns
3 Chomis (now 2)
1 yellow watchman
8-10 hermits (blue)
8 Margareta Snails
1 Turbo Snail
various hitchhickers

i tested two days ago and today and my readings are
ammonia - 0
nitirite - 0
Nitrate - 15
PH - 8.0 - 8.1
Salinity - 1.023

I know my PH is a little low, but it has always been this way, all the fish listed above have been together for at least 2-3 weeks. Any ideas what could be. I think its just the powerehead, but not sure. As for the snail, should i leave him in there, the hermits are feasting on him b/c i think they want his shell, should i take him out. Fish was already removed.

TIA.

- Jeff
__________________

__________________
50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
badfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 01:12 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 485
Send a message via AIM to badfish
The reason why i think its the powerhead is because where he got stuck to is around six inches below the waterline. Does this make any sense?
__________________

__________________
50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
badfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 02:25 PM   #3
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
A fish stuck to a powerhead like that can do a fair amount of internal damage not to mention stress the poor thing beyond the brink. I think you can be fairly certain that was the cause.

How long have you had them and what was the last fish added/how long ago?

As to the snail, they can generally last a day on their backs. More often than not it's the crabs that get to them before they die. Once righted they can also take some time to become active again.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 04:22 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Albany, NY
Posts: 485
Send a message via AIM to badfish
The last fish added was the chromis, and it was at least two weeks ago, more towards three. Im pretty sure it was the powerhead that killed him because he was fine last night, and all my Chromis hang out by the powereheads after lights out. Thanks again steve, your always there.
__________________
50 Gallon Oceanic: 2 maxijet 1200's, 2 150 watt visitherm heaters, BakPak II Skimmer with PS & BT, Coralife Lunar 2X65 watt Power Compacts

Filtration: 50lbs LR.com, 60lbs sand

Swimmers: 2 O. Clowns, Yellow Watchman, Firefish, Yellow Tang, Dottyback.

Clean-Up: Several snail & hermits, Skunk Cleaner, 2 Peps.

Corals: 2 zoo colonies, yellow polyps, star polyps
badfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2005, 09:49 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Columbia Maryland
Posts: 64
Send a message via AIM to 4inchSandBed
hmmm.... i heard this exact thing happening to a friend, and it turned out to be poor water quality. I would consider setting up a quarantine tank and carefully test your levels.
Goodluck buddy.
__________________
4inchSandBed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2005, 05:50 PM   #6
steve-s
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Do the remaining chromis show any sign of scale loss or white "patchy" area's? If not, I would go with the original conclusion.

Cheers
Steve
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
death, eat

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unexplained Deaths P14LCG Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 8 10-03-2007 04:49 AM
Dead Four Striped Damsel, Ideas as to death? Wah Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 6 08-18-2007 10:47 AM
Mysterious guppy death. Ideas? fishb0ne Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 6 04-07-2007 02:26 PM
Unexplained Death randyorr Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 9 09-23-2006 11:44 PM
unexplained death ellisz Saltwater & Reef - Sick Fish or Coral 5 03-07-2004 10:57 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:14 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.