Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Aquaria Off-Topic
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 04-18-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 145
ah....today, is a dayof mourning for me.

As some of you know from my latest thread, I got a royal gramma and a pistol shrimp on thursday. Acclimated them both correctly. Then i let them loose in the tank. The shrimp swam to the rock my goby hasn't occupied yet. And the gramma made a home in the hollow rock. The goby would open his mouth wide open and swim towards the gramma whenever the gramma would come out, he would just go back to his rock and face outside. During feeding time, he'd come out and eat but if the shrimp or flakes were too far from his rock, he'd leave it be. Yesterday i felt relieved because he'd finally venture out of his rock and explore a bit, also, the goby left him alone (i wasn;t too alarmed by the goby aggression because i think he established himself as the alpha fish of the tank because my clowns would twitch at him.

This morning i couldn't find the gramma so i just assumed he was in his rock until it was feeding time. He didn't come out so i let it be. Later, i started looking for him and i found him right under some rock that bridges on top of 2 other rocks. Like literally right under it. An example would be making a "C" with your hand, he'd be in the palm. So i said ok weird but he's alive! an hour later he was still there so i lifted the rock, he wouldnt move. So i touched him and he seemed to twitch so again, i thought he was alive. I put the rock back and yeah he was still on the rock.

Then i went to go clean, came back, found him halfway inside a rock. Naturally i laughed because he looked like he clumsily got himself stuck in the hole. I put my hand inside to see if i could help him out, i could have sworn i felt his tail move so i left him and went to go pick up my little brother from school. Came back, he was still there. So i decided that maybe i really should help, i pulled him out...He was limp. I let him go and he started sinking. I caught him and let him go on top of a rock, again he just sank...so yeah the entire morning he's been dead. I'm guessing he was picked on to death by the goby and i don't blame the goby, i blame myself for putting the gramma in that environment. Now i have the gramma in a cup with tank water and dont know what to do. Flush him? seems a bit mean. my other idea was put him in the bag i got him with tank water and bury him..

I know this post is long, don't expect too many people to read it. Just felt like venting it out. First fish casualty and i feel bad.
__________________

__________________
heyz0os is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:49 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
so,your going to bury your goby ALIVE?!?! seems a bit harsh...
__________________

__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
43Gallons's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: East Coast
Posts: 74
Send a message via Skype™ to 43Gallons
Eh... I cannot advocate euthanizing your goby... He hasn't done anything "wrong" persay... And he's apparentlyin good health. I would suggest putting him back in the tank and not attempting to add more fish. It is entirely inhumane to flush a live fish and perhaps even more so to bury one alive!
__________________
43Gallons is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:55 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
yeah...at least give him to your lfs,thats gotta be better than burying him alive,and you could get some cash,to get a replacement
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 145
hahahahahaha NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO no the goby. the dead gramma!
__________________
heyz0os is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 145
*not the goby
__________________
heyz0os is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 145
there we go, edited. i noticed i said goby in the cup, not gramma. i MEANT th gramma is in the cup
__________________
heyz0os is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 07:59 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,677
ok good.i was looking at the post and thinking "god i hope thats a typo"and yeah,burying your fish would be nicer than just flushing it.
__________________
nearly a year of complete inactivity and still over 4 posts per day. dedication, eh?
alLexX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:00 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
thincat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 5,330
Next time you add a fish move some of your rocks around so as to give the new fish a better chance to get some territory.Your goby did nothing wrong.
__________________
Happy Reefing,
TC
thincat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by alLexX View Post
ok good.i was looking at the post and thinking "god i hope thats a typo"and yeah,burying your fish would be nicer than just flushing it.
haha yeah i was confused when i read your guys' comments about not hurting the goby. Didnt mean to scare you guys :P

Yeah i know the goby hasn't done anything wrong, just instinctual which is why i feel bad for putting the gramma in that environment. So the verdict, should i put em in the bag i got em with some tank water and bury him?
__________________

__________________
heyz0os is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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
Today... ShawnMMcKenna Aquaria Off-Topic 2 03-19-2011 01:06 PM
Pirahna in mourning Walter Cichlid Discussion 2 04-11-2005 02:45 AM
What the$#%^? We're # 24 today!!??? electrikat Aquaria Off-Topic 10 02-20-2005 07:11 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:56 PM.


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