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 07-14-2006, 10:51 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
Watchman Goby, Stopped Eating, and is just sitting around...

Hey all,

I have a Watchman goby, he is White with orange spots. We have had him in our main tank for about 3 months aprox.

He has been doing great and I have not had any problems with him, but in the last 2 days, I haven't seen him eat, and he is mostly just sitting inside his hole that he dug in the sand under the rocks..

Untill the last couple of days, every morning when the light turns on at 8am, he would come out of his hole, and swim around the tank sifting the sand, when we feed the fish, he would go nuts like all the rest and get his share of the mysis shrimp.

But for the last couple of days when we feed, he just sit pirched in his hole, and watches the shrimp go by..

I don't know why out of the blue he is just acting funny.


It seams like once 1 thing in the tank dies, everything starts dieing... We had a Emerald Crab, and a sally light foot crab, both wich died within 2 days of each other, the sally had been in the tank about 3 months, and the emerald was in the tank about 1.5 months.. Both were found being eaten by our white hermit crab, Not sure if they died on their own, or if the white hermit crab killed them.

Then we had an alge Blennie, he died after about 3 days in the tank. I had a Copper banded butterfly that was in the QT tank for 3 months being treated with copper for ich, he was doing great in the QT Tank, I acclimated him and put him in the Main tank, he died with in hours.

Also my clown fish in the last week have black spots on them, I don't know if they have always been there, or if they are new, I never looked that close before, and they are getting a little bigger and easier to see them now...

Thanks for the help,

-TheChad
__________________

__________________
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 11:25 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 52
I had a goby that did pretty much the same thing. Had him for 2 months, he ate great. Then one day he just sat in his cave, and did not feed. Maaaaybe 1 or 2 pieces of Brine that floated in front of his face. He held on for 4 days, and I found him dead in the morning on the fifth day.

I should have treated him in a quarantine tank, but I never got the chance.

If you have a QT, I suggest tossing him in there. If he does have some parasite, the copper should kill it off. That or a freshwater dip. That cured two of my friend's fish with velvet recently.

sorry to hear.
__________________

__________________
- Ineubis
Ineubis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:03 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
How exactly do you do a fresh water dip?

Wouldn't that kill him? Taking him from saltwater and putting him in fresh water, goes against everything we know.. It defeats the whole acclimation procedures...

Thanks,

-TheChad
__________________
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:26 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Posts: 801
Send a message via AIM to FishFrik
FW dip is not recommend anymore due to the stress it causes to the fish. I'd say don't do it. Try to take a good look at him to see if he's damaged or infected then QT him if needed.
__________________
I'm one of those fishnutz, who are actually nutz.
FishFrik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
I didn't see anything wrong with him, He looks normal.


I did test the water today, and Found my refractometer is broken. My refractometer says the SG is 1.020, my Hydrometer says its at 1.030+, When I tested plain DI water, the Hydromemter shows 0, and the refractometer shows its out of calibration, when i try to adjust the calbration, it wont adjust.

So my refractometer is broken. Right now I am removing water to adjust the SG back down to 1.025..

I hope that will make the goby better. None of the inverts, or other fish seam to be affected by the SG level.

-TheChad
__________________
90 Gallon Drilled Glass Tank w/ Corner Overflow: 492w (2x 150w 14,000K MH, 2x 96w Actinic CF) Coralife Aqualight Pro | Custom 34x15x15 Sump/Refugium | SWC Skimmer | Coralife Turbo-Twist 6x UV Sterilizer | Maxi-Jet Power Head w/Sure Flow Upgrade Kit | 120lbs of Live Rock | 100lbs of Live Sand
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 10:50 AM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Round Rock, TX
Posts: 300
Don't use a fw dip or copper...or anything else for that matter unless you know what's wrong with him. Try soaking his food in garlic to see if that stimulates him to eat.
__________________
demodiki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2006, 02:31 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Warrensburg, IL
Posts: 568
Send a message via AIM to TheChad
Quote:
Originally Posted by demodiki
Don't use a fw dip or copper...or anything else for that matter unless you know what's wrong with him. Try soaking his food in garlic to see if that stimulates him to eat.

I always soak all food in garlic.

He is not interested.

He comes out of his hole in the day time, and lays under a rock, just sitting there... I don't know what is wrong with him..

-TheChad
__________________

__________________
TheChad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
eat, eating, goby, stopped eating

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
Diamond watchman Goby and Luther's Watchman Goby Together? solidsnakejv Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 08-18-2009 06:01 PM
Glowlight tetra Stopped Eating peaceablegarden Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 1 06-24-2009 11:59 PM
Stopped Eating peaceablegarden Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 0 06-14-2009 09:40 AM
Angels stopped eating SparKy697 Freshwater & Brackish - Unhealthy Fish 3 12-31-2006 04:27 PM
Tiger Sleeper Goby or Yellow Watchman Goby birman Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 10-13-2003 03:06 AM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:35 PM.


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