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    Bryozoan
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    Fish keep dying help!

    Been 2 or 3 weeks and we have been trying to introduce another fish into our tank. Parameters are fine, tank has been setup over a year. Only other fish in the tank are Watchmen Goby and 2 percula clowns. We have crabs/snails/1 starfish,some soft corals, 2 peppermint 1 cleaner shrimp. 75 gallon setup

    We tried adding all these fish in the tank at different times in the last 3 weeks or so.
    Twin spot goby
    Lawnmower Blenny
    Salfin Tang

    Lawnmower we found just a couple days later on the botton being ate by the crabs ect.
    Twinspot just out of the blue was being swept around the tank in the current and seemed like he couldnt do anything.
    Salfin is the most recent and just today found him on the bottom of the tank sideways still alive. He is in our refugium at the moment, doubt he will make it.

    Anyone have ideas to why this is happening?

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    Neon dottyback
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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    First off are u buying the fish from the same place? Second a sailfin in a 75 is a no no, too small of a tank for them. Also how are u acclimating them? More info is needed

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    Water Paramaters?
    Equipment?
    Acclimation?
    Feeding?

    If you want answers, you must provide some information!
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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    No the lawnmower and twin spot were from one place and the salfin was from another, we also bought a cleaner shrimp which is doing fine at the same time.

    Parameters - PH 8.2, Nitrite 0 Nitrate 0 Ammonia 0 Salinity .23 Phosphates 2 Calcium 465. We have a remora skimmer, 2 korila 2 and 3 fans Coralife UV twist, fluval 405 cannister filter, 8 gallon refugium with 2lbs~ chaeto.

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    might as well add 60~ lbs live sand 120lbs ~ live rock media in the filter phosban and marineland carbon

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    Parameters don't show me anything I would be alarmed about...

    How much live rock?

    How are you acclimating?

    Are the fish eating?
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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    feeding mysis and omega one acclimation bag in water 30 min then drip acclimation

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    We have had a watchment goby and the 2 clowns in there fine for over a month for the goby and probably 4 -5 months for the clowns

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    Are they eating what you feed?

    How long of a drip acclimation? Sometimes in a drip acclimation process you have to be wary of temperature fluctuations.

    Are you Quarantining anything?
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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    that is why we try to bag them in the water first to allow for the water to match to some degree, dripping probably takes 15-20 min. They are eatting when we first get them yes, we really should but arent qurantining them, but will try that for the next fish we get. The salfin was looking fine and dandy last night when he went into the tank, swimming around ect, before I went to bed he had found a nice space in between rocks which he looked like he would use for his sleepy quarters.

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    we have a 29 gallon biocube I was going to get rid of, but I think I will set that up for a quarantine tank this week.

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    would the watchment be getting upset and attacking them?

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    Your drip process isn't long enough, I'd say at least an hour for hardy fish and longer for the more sensitive ones such as tangs and angels... Osmotic shock would be my guess as to the fatalities

    Get that QT up and running so you can diagnose and treat problems before they are in your display! I learned the hard way, hopefully you won't!

    I couldn't begin to tell if the watchman would be attacking them... I doubt it though
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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    thanks much appreciated

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    Re: Fish keep dying help!

    You should ask your LFS where they are getting their fish from because fish captured around alot of the asian countries and some small isands are stunned for capture using cyanide which as a result will surely kill them in the coming weeks, days or even hours

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