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Old 11-02-2008, 09:43 PM   #1
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Unhappy Hi, newbie here --- just had my first death :(

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I'm new to saltwater aquarium keeping. I've had the tank for about 4 months now. I got some snails and hermit crabs a few months ago and about 3 weeks ago I added an aero crab and 2 clown fish. I'm feeding them frozen phytoplankton and shrimp pellets and doing the pwc and checking the levels. I purchase my RO and saltwater from my local fish store.

This morning I looked and my aero crab was dead. It had been moving around the tank and then recently found a cranny to hang in and hadn't moved around other areas of the tank since. It was alive, so I just assummed it was eating at night. I checked the levels and the pH was normal at 8.2, nitrite/nitrates were normal at 0 and the ammonia was .5 (probably because of the death, I'm suspecting). I did a ~4 gallon water change and the clowns seem fine.

What do you think killed it? I really want to make sure I don't kill any other inhabitants!

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Well i'm a fw aquarist not a sw but I wanted to stop by and say welcome to AA hope you find out what you need.
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Welcome to AA!

I'm sorry about your crab. You'll get faster answers to your tank questions if you post in one of the saltwater forums - try this one: http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/f14/
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Smile thank you!

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Welcome aboard! I too am sorry for your loss. Our Saltwater folks here are very good and friendly, you might ask in the SW forum.
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