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gapper32

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Registered: 04/14/08
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24gal aqua pod, been running for over 3 months, added a frag of polyps the nite before and in the morning my yellow clown goby, brown clown goby and green clown goby were dead. My clown, sixline wrasse and pink spotted shrimp goby are fine. What could have caused the little clown gobies to die? The yellow clown goby has been in the tank for 3 weeks, the green clown goby for 2 weeks and the brown clown goby for almost 1 week. Parameters below.

 

temp 78.2

ph 8.3

amonia 0

nitrites 0

nitrates 0

 

 

reeftanksrule

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I do not know what have could gone wrong but just a question what polyps do you have?


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Fish:
Randalls Shrimp Goby
Pair of Firefish
Yellow-Headed Sleeper Goby
Invertebrae:
Pistol Shrimp
Cleaner Shrimp
Toadstool Frag
Xenia Frag
Green Zoos
Clean Up Crew:
Many snails
Emerald Crab
Couple Electric Blue Hermits
Snails
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gapper32

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Just button polyps, orange in color. I have bought frags from that store before with no problems.

reeftanksrule

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Ok i just really dont know what could of happened to them and whats weird is all of the clown gobies died... sorry for your loss


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72 Gallon whats going to be a reef
Fish:
Randalls Shrimp Goby
Pair of Firefish
Yellow-Headed Sleeper Goby
Invertebrae:
Pistol Shrimp
Cleaner Shrimp
Toadstool Frag
Xenia Frag
Green Zoos
Clean Up Crew:
Many snails
Emerald Crab
Couple Electric Blue Hermits
Snails
70 pounds of LR with beautiful center piece filled with purple!
10 gallon freshwater
3 glofish
1 pleco
gapper32

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Registered: 04/14/08
Posts: 27
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Thanks for your thoughts. Yeah, i loved those little guys. A yellow, a green and a brown (which was reddish in color). They all seemed happy and I feel terrible.

gapper32

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Does anyone think my cleaner shrimp killed them while they were sleeping. The reason I say this is because first I noticed the cleaner shrimp eating the dead yellow clown fish, then it was pulled out of the tank. Minutes later the cleaner shrimp was munching on the green clown goby, pulled him out, then minutes later the cleaner shrimp was munching on the brown/red clown goby. They were all dead though so I thought the cleaner shrimp was taking advantage of a new feast, if you will. Any thoughts?

Thanks
jessef2502

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dood sometimes clean up crews can be sneaky killers. i had a red spotted goby that was doing fine one night and next morning its head was almost completely gone. could of been crabs or maybe some kind of hitchiker thats lurking in the rocks that ive never seen. i dont know what it is but its definately not my fish, cleaner shrimp or anemone. i suspected the anemone but i ruled that one out after some thinking.


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14 Green Chromis
2 True Percula Clown Fish
Diamond Goby
Mandarin Goby
Dispar Anthias
Powder Blue Tang
Blue Regal Tang
Yellow Tang
Rose Bubble Tip Anemone
Large Red Linckia Star Fish
2 Cleaner Shrimp
10 Turbo Snails
10 Bumble Bee Snails
14 Red Leg Hermits
Electric Blue Hermit
4 Emerald Crabs
4 Assorted Zoanthid Colonies (100+ polyps each)
Purple Mushroom Colony
Green Mushroom Colony
6in. Crocea Clam
Purple Tip Frogspawn
Green Hammer Coral
Elegance Coral
Colt Coral
White Pink leather Coral?
Green Star Polyps?
Fox Coral
Green Candy Cane Coral
Open Brain Coral
Green Bubble Coral
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Red Coco Worm
Green Pavona
Green Apple Montipora Cap
Birdsnest coral
tpham2004

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I don't think it was the cleaner shrimp.

Cleaner Shrimp Description:

Notes: A more suitable name would be Cleaner Shrimp M.D. Adding Cleaner Shrimp to a reef aquarium is an effective and natural method of combating disease. These shrimp will clean parasites from the bodies and gills of fish in the aquarium. Fish value its service and will approach the shrimp to wait for a free cleaning. Some large fish in the wild allow the shrimp to clean the insides of their mouths without harming it. Providing additions of iodine will help the shrimp during molting.

This shrimp will also scavenge the aquarium eating leftover scraps of food.


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brad71

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my condolances to you on your loss of fish.


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coral beauty
maroon clown
2 Clarki clowns
sailfin tang
yellow tang
peppermint shrimp
2percula clowns
green chromis
firefish goby
1 mandarinfish
2 emerald crabs
sally lightfoot crab
4 nasarius snals
hermits and other snails
horseshoe crab
100+lbs live
gren star polyps
zoos
mushrooms
trumpet coral
frogspawn
carpet anenome
RBTA
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ASMG1X skimmer
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kimber

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clown gobies will fight with each other when you have them in a small area, they could have killed each other, and mine is always getting sick before anything in my tank, they seem to be the sign of anything in your tank...


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gapper32

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Reply with quote  #11 
Thank you everyone. I still dont understand why just the clown gobies died. I am going to get another one soon, probably just 1 of the clown goby types that I can find locally.

Thanks again!
gapper32

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All,
I may have found an issue that could be the problem. This morning I woke up at 5:00am and found that the temp in my tank was at 76.3

Does anyone think that the 2 degrees swing could have killed all of the clown gobies? I think the thermostat in my heater is not right.

Thanks.
Kannin

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Small temp swings like that can cause stress which can lead to death... but, It would take a much bigger drop to instanly kill all of your gobies at once.

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I have horrible luck with Gobies in my tank too. Most have died a slow death from wasting and not like your delima. I would guess that maybe when you aclimated your corals or not, maybe you changed some dynamic in the water chemistry or maybe you got something on your hands that caused the mortality.

I wish I could figure out why sand sifters don't do well in my tank?


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