Well, the fire angel didn't make it. I'm pretty bummed cause the first time we saw a really nicely setup SW
Aquarium, the fire angel caught my eye, and was a fish I had to have.
I did take a look at those links. I'm not sure if we are dealing with ich or not. There was no signs of any white spots on his body whatsoever. His fins seemed to have been ripped up (almost like something had been nipping at them). He also lost some color, as he wasn't his bright orange, but more of a washed out orange color. Nothing has really changed in the tank from the nearest I can tell. Out levels are as follows.
I know the nitrate is a high...but is that where the issue is at? Our tank is currently at 81 F. We've also noticed a small patch (maybe about 3 inches wide) of redish colored algae with long strands coming up out of the sand. What is this, and what do we need to do to get rid of it, as it's kinda of an eye sore.