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what are your water params? a fish died and its not as easy as just replacing it. practicing using a QT before introducing into a display tank is also a very important step. i personally wouldnt rush out to buy a new fish anytime soon unless you want to risk it dying too. i would observe the clown over a short period and see how it does. i also wouldnt feed flake food, but thats my choice. a good mix of different quality foods is best for health and their ability to fight off sickness. alot of foods are "dirty" with un-wanted phosphates, nitrates, minerals... and should be pre-rinsed prior adding to the tank. this will help prevent algae issues later down the road. over feeding should also be avoided, and this will help keep those bristle worms your talking about within a reasonable number. if they arnt able to get big or in large numbers ( which is a dead give away of over feeding ) they become a good natural part of the clean up crew.
 

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well my water params are all the same, ammonia 0, nitrates under .5 (the very slightest tint of the .5 color) and my nitrites are 0. ph is 7.4 (or at least thats what my fw tank says (same water but R/O in salt) i lost the color charts to the rest but still have the chems.
im almost certain it was the fish that was sick because it died in less than 24hrs. i did a water change today so the water is perfect just to be sure.
i feed my clown by hand so NO food gets to the bottom. sometimes i feed my sails by hand if they are near the surface, if not they dont get fed, there is enough on the rocks for them to enjoy anyways.
the reason i am rushing out is because my lfs has a sale on a bunch of new clowns.
its good to know the mystery worm wont be a danger if i feed this way. i hope it doesnt eat my polyps and zoes when i get some :/
thank you for the advice and the concer :)
 

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ok well thank god i didnt get it, instead i got a small rock of star polyps, 1 hairy mushroom and a free kenya tree (there was no money back on the fish but he gave me a huge kenya.

anyways i have a wierd mystery in my tank.
So i have 2 scarlet herits and 2 blue legs and 4 snails. today i found 1 scarlet completly torn apart in a corner, but both of the hermits were still alive inside thier shell..... i know they are both scarlets because i can see thier little red legs, so what is the torn up thing in the corner... nothing else in my tank is red other then my orange clown (not really red though).... first off what is it and also, what tore it up in the middle of the day, because it wasnt there in the morning.....

im kind of scarred to put in my new corals and i wouldntve bought them if i saw this before i went to the store.... what should i do, also i had this empty snial shell in the tank and now its flipped over... although that couldve been anything, like my clown playing around.

i gotta put my corals in the tank so i guess ill just keep them in the higher parts and hope the attacker doesnt come back tonight....

PLEASE HELP ME!!!
 

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false allarm, im stupid lol, it is its molt LOL.... ima way to paranoid. anyways ill post pics of my corals when they decide my lighting is adequite XD
 

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ok so update:

i couldnt take pics because they werent out, but now the lights are off and everyones all snuggled in.

should any of them be out at night? my kenya shrivled up but was fine while the lights are on so i think its just its natural thing to do at "night" lol. the star polyps arent out either, but the mushroom is poking his head out a bit XD.

sorry for that freak out lol, i guess its natural, well at least i know i care about my tank XD (i almost cried LOL)

does the placement of these matter? i put them so they all get direct sunlight and good flow so that shouldnt be an issue.

anyways ill have pics up tommorow after school :p
 

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im sorry i forgot to update with pics, so here they go. i just moved the kenya so its all scrunched up but you can kind of see how big it is.


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this is my hairy mushroom
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star polyps from top
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hairy from top
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FTS!! i got a pump in there if u noticed :p
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most adorable pic of rex, he always has bubbles on top of his fin
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star polyps
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kenya tree fully extended
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hilarious snail pic lol

anyways there is my update, will be getting a goby next weekend or the weekend after, and will be getting 2 more types of corals then call it done. i know exactly where to put them, im thinking a polyp and some other type of tre like thing, maybe pullsing xenia
:cheers:
 

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ok so i watched him for like 20min, and i noticed that he was floating, like he would rest sideways on the top of the water like he had air in his stomach. what could cause this??? please help me ill do all the reasearch i can on it but a quick answer here could save his life.
 

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im pretty sure its not ich because it is not there right now and ive seen them come off him, float to the top and pop. what type of foods are best to be feeding them, also do the corals ive mentioned need to be fed anything? he is always at the top of the water so he always gets bubbles stuck on his fin but they come off.

BTW: water params are almost same as the ones i mentioned above, with the exception that nitrates are now at 0 due to a recent water change.

also my skimmer either has a lot of water with a bit of skimate or nothing in it, is it better to just do a lot of water because there seems to be no in between
 

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Teddy - I have no advice for you... but I just wanted to say sorry about the one that passed, and I am DEFINITELY enjoying your pics!!
 

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thank you for the reply :) i was hoping someone enjoyed the pics XD
 

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lol you make me laugh :) ill post some updates soon, im going to go into seattle and buy 1 frogspawn 1 orange scroll, 1 pink pom pom tree and a small rock of yellow polyps for $25. yay for craigslist!
 

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Ok, so havent updating in a while, i didnt get the corals on craigslist because they are to far away, but i just ran into some more money so ill be getting some more.


An exciting thing might happen, im going to petco tomorrow to see the price on a 20gal (or near 20gal) cube or long tank! i will probably just transfer everything into that tank as i set it up. i would probably just have a maroon clown and rex, also, ive always wanted an anenome, so if i do this my dream could come true. my skimmer will probably be fine, and i think 75watts is good for a 20gal tank...... anyways, post your ideas, i know its soon, but i just cant fit all i want in the 10gal.....
 

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ok i seem to have some kind of algea in my tank, and this stuff that looks like mucus attached to my kenya tree. could you help please?

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after looking harder at the second picture it appears a clear white string is hitting your coral. i cant recall the name of these things but they sting near by corals. it appears that is what it is doing to your kenya, and in the kenyas defense, releasing a slime like mucus.
 

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should i do anything about the algea or will it go away in a bit?
 
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