Hi Sniperhank - thank you for replying to my panicky thread. I’m calming down and thinking over your suggestion that maybe something was up with the firefish. I’m sure he was stressed with all the changes we have been making over the last two months. However, I fed them 30 minutes prior to the incident and he came out and was swimming as usual. He had been trying out different hiding spots with all the changes.
Tank is 14 years old - firefish was 2. I let the stock dwindle after the clowns died at age 13 and then let it run with 1-2 fish for 6 months.
Recent repair to protein skimmer, addition of macro algae, new LED
’s this week, removal of wavebox for repair, added in poly elbows for shelter, addition of clean up crew and stock except the firefish.
Nitrate spike mid March after stocking, but currently ranging 5-20.
sump 2 500 Gh
pumps, ph8.2 all parameters 0 except nitrate 85# live rock.
Stock: Yellow tang, sailfin tang (for now), coral beauty, orchid dottyback, Ocellaris clown pair.
I’m planning on adding corals and an anemone and maybe trading out the sailfin for a sandsifter, but not if he’s going to be bait..
I welcome your thoughts!