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post #1 of 16 Old 01-20-2009, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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I have a Lunar Wrasse that hasn't eaten in 3 weeks. He is a large Wrasse. There are no apparent marks on him other than the fact he won't eat. All he does is lay on the bottom of the tank. Anyone have any ideas what might be wrong? I don't want to lose him as he is a magnificent specimen.
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post #2 of 16 Old 01-20-2009, 03:48 PM
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post #3 of 16 Old 01-20-2009, 07:47 PM
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How long have you had the wrasse and how long has the tank been up? what size, parameters (calc, alk, NO3, PO4, SG) and what are you feeding?

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post #4 of 16 Old 01-20-2009, 10:59 PM
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after answering the above questions it becomes easier to answer the what the problem may be.
veriety of food is best and i would also soak it in garlic and alittle selcon
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post #5 of 16 Old 01-20-2009, 11:11 PM
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My first instinct is to question what other fish are present in the tank. Wrasse are especially finicky when kept around Damsels and Pufferfish. What size tank do you have and exactly what species of fish are in the tank?
How long have you had the Wrasse? Was it feeding at the LFS? Has it ever fed in your care? Did you quarantine?
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post #6 of 16 Old 01-21-2009, 12:12 AM
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Nice backup questions Pasfur.

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post #7 of 16 Old 01-21-2009, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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The tank has been set up for over 2 years. The wrasse has been in the tank for 18 months with all the other fish that I have in the tank. All of the water criteria is great. He was eating fine and just stopped...
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post #8 of 16 Old 01-21-2009, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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I have had the fish for over 18 months and it was eating fine. I have a 125 gallon and all of the water paramaters are perfect. He just quit eating...
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post #9 of 16 Old 01-22-2009, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Hello again all..Maybe someone has an answer for this. I recently switched my 125 gallon tank over to a new tank. I used all of the substrate from my old tank to the new one as well and my live rock. I put all new water in it. All of my water parameters are great except for phosphate which is between 1 and 2.5. It looked great for about a week but now the water has a whiteish haze to it. And I am already starting to develop green algae on the glass. I read about a product called Algone and purchased it. It has been in my tank for about 3 days and it doesn't seem to be doing anything. Does anyone have any suggestion to clear the water in my new tank or for the algae. I also run an Ecolizer as my UV. Please give me a hint.
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-23-2009, 11:01 PM
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For the white haze you need to test Calcium and Alkalinity. This is the starting point.
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