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Old 05-28-2012, 06:43 PM   #11
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Oh right well what I meant was i think there was something in the water that I got the jawfish in. He was tanked with a sick fish but the other 5 or six in there were all fine so I hoped it wasn't contagious. The lfs I went to tho has poor customer support and non educated employees so any questions I had for them were answered by guesses. I think the water was contaminated because my angel and lion were both in wonderful health and had strong coloring. And after about an hour of getting the jawfish in my tank my angel began swimming around strangely in the corner, two days later she's dead and the lion was right behind her to go

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Old 05-30-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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In the past and before there was "cruelty free cycling," lionfish were used to cycle tanks along with damsels and they survived just fine. Not to say I believe in this practice, but they are relatively hardy animals that can readily survive in over 100ppm nitrate. The only major concern in sw is NH3 as that can do extended damage to their gills. In saying that, I'd feel comfortable keeping any lionfish under 40ppm so I don't think water parameters are the cause. As is often the case, most diseases are introduced and that is likely the cause here. Most diseases will go unnoticed until its too late (observed by naked eye) and most can kill in under 24hrs. if not treated prior to.

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Old 06-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #13
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How long would be a safe time to wait before introducing a new fish?
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Old 06-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #14
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IMO the next fish you introduce to your tank u should qt it. And medicate it just incase their is something that the naked eye doesn't see.
So that it's not introduced to the main display tank. and introduced to your other fish.

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