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Old 08-09-2011, 12:19 AM   #1
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RIP King Midas (Midas Blenny)

Ive had my Midas Blenny for a little over a month. A week ago i added a coral beauty, who kicked the blenny out of his home (a log). The Blenny was found a dark brownish/green on the bottom of the tank today, 7 days after the coral beauty took over his home. He did not eat for the past two days.

Any ideas on C.O.D.? (cause of death)

PH:8.3
trates:20ppm
Am:20ppm

Could the high trates and am be because of the dead fish?

Also now what- I had a plan for stocking- 2 clowns, 1 blenny, 1 coral beauty and 1 long nosed hawkfish. in that order.. what do i do now? I was addin the CB and hawkfish toward the end b/c they are more territorial & agressive..
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:30 AM   #2
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Ammonia 20ppm??? Yeah there's your problem! That and the added stress of being evicted from his log. PWC ASAP I'd say and how much are you feeding?
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:32 AM   #3
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How can you know that there's 20ppm ammonia? My test kit only goes to 8ppm. If it was 20ppm, I think that every fish would've died. That has to be a typo.
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Regardless, 20ppm or 2ppm, that's gonna be the problem. 20ppm trates isn't great but less of a problem and easier resolved!
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No like I don't think he meant to put ammonia. Also the nitrates are alright. I think 60ppm is really the limit.
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ahh ok, yeah maybe. 20ppm would just be crazy!
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Sorry about your blenny.
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sorry for the miscommunnication i was just stressed and disappointed--- .20 ppm Ammonia--- which was at least 5 hours (up to 20 hours) after the blenny was found dead. i was at work and an experienced friend removed him from the tank, i came home and tested the water which read .20 Ammonia and 20 ppm nitrates.
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Ammonia 20ppm??? Yeah there's your problem! That and the added stress of being evicted from his log. PWC ASAP I'd say and how much are you feeding?
once a day, 1/3 cube of mysis shrimp.. theres 4 fish and 8 man CUC
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