I have a pink spotted watchman goby and added an 8lb piece of live rock to my tank earlier today.
I watched the fish go and eat something red or orange off of the live rock, and all of a sudden the fish started smoking through its gills and mouth. By the time I got the phone camera going, I caught the last 10 seconds. In the beginning, there was about 10 seconds additional smoke coming out, which I could not get on camera.
I assume this is some kind of underwater chemical reaction
which I thought was going to kill the fish by burning out its insides, but didnt.
Can someone please tell me what happened and their explanation ?
I am hosting this 10mb Quicktime MOV clip on my website so I dont lose quality to show off the smoke. This isnt me promoting my website
, this is me asking for help with something interesting caught on camera, as I have been for the last 5 weeks on here since starting a new 54g saltwater tank and getting valid help since I am a newbie.