So some acros are getting a little rough around the edges, working on maintaining my feeding routine. I think the easiest way for me to maintain nutrients is to add more fish, so I am purchasing two more tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Couldn't agree more. I'm about to add acros to my tank after moving so I'll probably be in the same boat.So some acros are getting a little rough around the edges, working on maintaining my feeding routine. I think the easiest way for me to maintain nutrients is to add more fish, so I am purchasing two more tomorrow. Stay tuned!
Sorry to hear that it sucks I've been there. Looks like you did everything you could but I know it's tough when it doesn't work out.I went away on vacation for a week, and I returned this Saturday. A family member of mine had been feeding the fish in QT mysis while I was gone. Apparently, they were both eating fine. Then, when I woke up on Sunday, there were some white fluffy patches hanging off of the hawkfish and he was breathing heavy. He also started developing popeye and possible lymphocystis. He ate that day, and I continued to observe him. On Monday and Tuesday his condition worsened, and on Tuesday he stopped eating. I treated the tank with copper and erythromycin that evening, but I wasn't sure if he was going to make it the night. I went to measure the copper levels before I went to bed at around 11:30 last night. He had stopped breathing. I attempted to get him breathing again by gliding him through the water and running water through his gills, but he wouldn't snap out of it. I tried some gentle compressions while water flowed over his gills, but I couldn't save him. Even though I only had the fish for around two weeks, I felt very attached to him, and it was very emotional for me to say goodbye to him.
I'll post some updates on this tank shortly, some good, some bad. Anyways, just wanted to share that story.
Thanks for the kind words, @Crabby48. When I had the LNH, I only fed him frozen mysis which he liked a lot. I am considering trying again with this fish, but I think that I will order a long nosed hawkfish from @Dr. Reef's quarantined fish, because all of the diseases hit at once and it was too much for him to handle. I hope that by starting with a healthier fish I could avoid this.Looks great. My LNH only eats mysis.