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Ivanrad 05-07-2013 10:09 AM

20 gallom reef anenome upside down mysterious tang death
 
Hello all my 20 gallon reef has been setup for 6 weeks now . I used the same live rock and live sand that the anenome and clown fish came with , I've used meersaltz for my salt mixing I spend hours mixing salt . I have 2 clown perculas and a yellow tail damsel , coral banded shrimp , 2 feather dusters . my tank has a cpr refugium with macroalgae in it to keep the tank filtered . ive never had the tank drop below 79.9 and never reach 82 degrees. I also have a protein skimmer setup . all my levels are ideal except for magnesium . I haven received my mag test kit . but my levels have barely fluctuated . I always a climate my fish using the drip method . I acclimated my anenome for an hour . mysteriously one day last week I see my tang within a one hour period just die , it could have been the anenome that stung him or the damsel that killed him. I always feed the full life spectrum along with brine shrimp and marine enhanced vitamin diet . now for the anenome problem . I noticed my anenome was perfect for 1 week then he moved and ,moved and moved. He now looks like someone m,microwaved the side of him. But every 3 hours he goes from upside down dead to full blown healthy . is this because I haven't dosed trace minerals. Let me know what you all think . I always make suree they aren't overfed either , I'm using a 14 inch 6x 3 watt led light from evo. Sry for the crappy typing waiting for my college class to start thanks all .
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wake49 05-07-2013 02:15 PM

The tank looks a little overstocked. That Tang was in too small of a tank. The smallest tangs, the Ctenochaetus genus (like Koles and Bristletooth), should be homed in nothing smaller than a 70 gallon.

What are your water parameters? Mostly Calcium and Alkalinity I am concerned with. Please post Calcium in ppm and Alkalinity in dKH.

Thanks and I look forward to helping you.

Ivanrad 05-07-2013 03:25 PM

calcium 450 ppm and alk 12 dkh

wake49 05-07-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Ivanrad (Post 1989585)
calcium 450 ppm and alk 12 dkh

Can you post any pictures?

Anenomes very often close up when releasing waste into the water column. Is this by chance what you see?

Ivanrad 05-07-2013 04:23 PM

http://i.imgur.com/DMoBXnsl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/IysvLhol.jpg http://i.imgur.com/K6dG1xGl.jpg http://i.imgur.com/FkAFX8Pl.jpg

Ivanrad 05-07-2013 07:20 PM

anyone?

wake49 05-07-2013 10:06 PM

It looks like it is dying. How long has he been in the tank?

Anenomes are fussy creatures and maybe a QT might help. Have you fed him at all?
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Ivanrad 05-08-2013 12:20 AM

hes been in the tank for 2 weeks. and hes been like this for 4 days. he should be dead by now going to do a water change. whats a qt?
all my other fish are alive rechecked the salinity and all levels still really good.
i just dont understand after all the careful work ive put fourth why this would happen my tank has 15 year old bactera in it from one of the most exotic reefs u will see. all the fish are from that ancient tank. ( no the fish arent 15 years old.) should i do the strainer trick to get the anenome hosted with the clowns. show me pictures of dieing anenomes ive never found one

Ivanrad 05-08-2013 02:06 PM

anenome is worst now going to return him so hopefully the fish store can revive him poor guy. i just wanted to feed him beautiful uncooked shrimp

wake49 05-08-2013 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Ivanrad (Post 1993985)
hes been in the tank for 2 weeks. and hes been like this for 4 days. he should be dead by now going to do a water change. whats a qt?
all my other fish are alive rechecked the salinity and all levels still really good.
i just dont understand after all the careful work ive put fourth why this would happen my tank has 15 year old bactera in it from one of the most exotic reefs u will see. all the fish are from that ancient tank. ( no the fish arent 15 years old.) should i do the strainer trick to get the anenome hosted with the clowns. show me pictures of dieing anenomes ive never found one

Where did the anenome come from?


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