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    Help ID this mystery crab?, Feb 22, 2018 at 2:28 PM
  1. Help ID this mystery crab?, Feb 22, 2018 at 2:24 PM
  2. nautical_nathaniel

    I know it's not a gorilla crab, the back of its carapace is smooth whereas a gorilla crab is textured.

    This is a pretty good picture of a gorilla crab:

    #reefsquad, any clue as to what the actual ID is?
  3. *Black marks on my Clownfish* PICS, Feb 22, 2018 at 11:47 AM
  4. crabs_mcjones

    Possibly black ich. Do you have a quarantine tank set up? I would do a quick freshwater dip and get everyone moved over to quarantine if it is black ich.
    #reefsquad @Humblefish can recommend some treatment options and confirm diagnosis.
  5. Freaking out, fish won’t eat and everything is dying., Feb 21, 2018 at 11:17 PM
  6. Maritimer

    Welcome to Reef2Reef, Matthew - albeit under stressful circumstances.

    Let's see if we can help get this sorted out for you - can you post a photo of the tank / system?

    And then we'll send out a call to the Cavalry - #reefsquad - and hope someone can shed a ray of light.

    To me, it almost feels as though you've got some sort of toxin / contaminant getting into the tank. Is there any possibility of something rusting/corroding? Scented candles or something similar being used around the tank? Glass-cleaner or other household cleaners that might have gotten in there as an aerosol? ... A place to start, to try to eliminate the impossible . . .

  7. Dying Green Stars: Need Help, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:38 PM
  8. Maritimer

    I've never worked with GSP, but perhaps other members of the #reefsquad will know how to remove the algae (what kind is it?) from the frag.

  9. help!elegance coral not open couple days!, Feb 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM
  10. crabs_mcjones

    Have you been direct feeding it? I've never had much luck with elegance corals either. What are your parameters and lighting? :( #reefsquad any suggestions?
  11. Lost some fish recently need help, Feb 21, 2018 at 7:53 AM
  12. andyg1960

    Hi R2R

    I need some expert assistance #reefsquad

    I have a 150 g reef tank, set up since last fall. All was going well until the last few weeks. I bought a purple tang at the LFS, and no I did not quarantine. In about 2 weeks, I noticed he had what I thought was ich. I could not catch him to quarantine. He was fairly active and eating for about 10 days. The white spots got heavier. Eventually, he became fairly quiet and hid a lot, but still ate. About a week ago, I found him dead. A few days later I saw similar white spot on my clowns. I could catch them and put them in quarantine, adding Cupramine per exact directions. They both died in quarantine. No obvious signs of disease.
    I also have a bonded pair of diamond goby's. I noticed the larger one was a bit less active in the edges of his pectoral fins were a little ragged yet he was still eating. He came out to eat last night as well. This morning i found him dead. I've attached a picture of him because he does appear to have some bruising on one side but I'm wondering if this was after death from a critter. Right now there is a magnificent fox face, the leopard grass and the other goby in the tank along with some corals and inverts. Those fish at the moment look fine.

    Parameters are ammonia zero nitrate zero nitrate two . Phosphate zero. Alkalinity 8.2. Calcium 420. Magnesium 1300. I've never had this type of problem before I'm not sure what I'm dealing with . I'm trying polyp lab medic . Can you please give me some opinions or ideas the fish and I are very stressed. Thanks in advance

  13. Snowflake Eel Swollen Snout, Feb 20, 2018 at 9:15 PM
  14. domination2580

    #reefsquad ... Any help?
  15. Regal Tang Wasting - Urgent Advice Needed, Feb 20, 2018 at 7:04 PM
  16. lagatbezan

    Lets call all the experts #reefsquad @Humblefish to chimes in. But I know that you are not supposed to use CP with hippo tangs since they do not handle it well.
    You might be dealing with internal parasites in which case you will need to treat its food with metro and focus.
  17. Cyano resistant to chemiclean, Feb 20, 2018 at 6:49 PM
  18. JaimeAdams

    Ok, so I work 6 days a week at a retail saltwater aquarium store, I am the president of the 3 rivers marine aquarium society, past president and other board positions of the Pittsburgh Marine Aquarium Society.... I've been around and solve peoples tank issues every day. People ask about cyan all the time and I'm like here chemiclean, increase aeration, use, boom cyano gone.

    Well, I am dealing with cyan that is not responding to chemiclean, even at much higher dosages than instructed to use. I'm really not sure what else to try so figured I would reach out to you fine folks and my friends at #reefsquad anyone got anything for me?