Does anyone know what could be wrong!???
well, i put the medicine in yesterday - Copper Power: The safest copper treatment available for treatment of external parasites, ich, oodinium, and fungus.
i believe that the true percula that i bought had some kind of disease and spread it to my Clarkii. i got the Maroon for a couple months ago with 2 blue tangs and everything was good. and then i put the true percula in last friday and put the clarkii in on saturday. everything seemed to be fine. all the fishes were very active and swimming around. all of a sudden, on sunday night, my true percula just swam in one place. i thought he was sick, but then thought he just might be tired. the next morning he was dead. after i buried him, i saw that the clarkii was acting the same way, so i put him in a hanging box net inside the tank and when i went to go buy medicine at the LFS
. when i came back home, my clarkii was laying on bottom of the box net like he was dead. luckily, he was still breathing. a couple hours after i put the medicine in, he started swimming again, but only at the top of the surface in one spot. and today my maroon just stayed in one corner and did not come out for the whole day, only for a few seconds when i threw in some food. my clarkii is still just swimming in one place and does not move around AT ALL. i threw in some food, but he didn't eat all day. i did take out my snails before i put the medicine in, but left everything else in.
my goby, shrimps, and crabs are still active and going about as if nothing happened. my 2 blue tangs are still swimming around and often stop by the corner of the tank to visit my maroon.
are there particular spots that fish like to sleep? i noticed that my maroon, and 2 blue tangs all sleep in the same corner of my tank (the small one only gets to sleep there if the bigger tang lets him). there would be no room for the clarkii and true percula to sleep there, so i don't know where they slept. could this be one the reasons why my true percula died?
another thing ijust noticed is that my clarkii has a long piece of white poo hanging out. does this mean anything??
Sorry for the long post and thanks for all your help.