03-17-2013, 06:17 PM
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Hector goby passed
My first fish loss in this tank. I hadn't seen him out in the open for a couple days but I could see him in his hiding area. Figured he was coming out and eating when we weren't around. This morning he was out and on his side laboring. Scooped him out of the tank and placed him in a smaller container with tank water. He looked very skinny. Tried to put some food in to see if I could trigger a feeding but no luck as he passed within an hour or so. I have a feeling he starved to death as I never saw him eat any prepeared food. He just nipped at the rocks and sifted the sand.
No other signs of anything wrong with him. I'm thinking my tank is just not establshed enough for this type of fish and possible the blenny? Lesson learned the hard way. Make the lfs feed them and see if they take prepared food before purchasing. Sucks, this was such a cool little fish too.