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Old 12-25-2010, 10:29 AM   #1
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Not sure who the culprit is....

Bought a flame goby, and a sail fin crab about a week or so ago. Both are dead...well, I found the crab's big claw and that's it. The goby is partially eaten, and something was also nipping at it's tale when he was still alive.

I have a 55 gallon tank with two damsels (a yellow tale and another type of small one), a clown and a yellow tailed goby who likes to hide in caves. I have a brittle star, two turbo's and about 8 blue legged hermits.

Any ideas? It seems whenever I add a 5th fish, that it doesn't last, and I have no idea what could have gotten that crab.
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sail fin crab? recheck that name. the crab could have molted and is still in the tank.
the damsels could have killed the firefish, but i suspect the crab.

what color is the brittle star?
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Geeez, I forget the name of it! He's quite unique, a very narrow striping to him, in black. And he's a filter feeder, uses his feelers like a spread out fan to filter the water and then pulls it to his mouth. I didn't consider the moulting...hopefully that is all it is.

It's a red brittle star.
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ahh...a porcelain crab. they are ok. i don't see one of them taking down a fish.
it's quite possible that the damsels killed the fish, although i doubt it unless you witnessed some aggression previously.
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Ok...found the crab, he's ok.

The only fish that I saw being aggressive is the clown, but I've never actually seen him nip anything.

I dunno, it's wierd. No matter what the 5th fish is I buy, it always goes kaput. I guess I'll be sticking with 4 fish eh? lol.

Thanks for the help Doug.
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no problem magnus. happy holidays.
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