Court Jester Goby Pinched Stomache

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Court Jester Goby I added to the tank about a little over a month ago has a sunken belly. He has been very active even with the sunken belly and is constantly picking on the rocks and sand.. Even though he is captive bred he doesn't seem to love frozen food so I think my metro + focus regiment might not work in this case. He has eaten some of the defrosted Cyclops I put in the tank but given the size of the food idk if the medication is soaking in. Plan is for tomorrow to put him in QT with a round of General Cure. Thoughts?


Aquarium Parameters:
Aquarium type: Reef, Fish-only, Quarantine tank: Reef
Aquarium water volume: Aprox 9 Gallons (13.5 AIO)
Filtration type AIO
Lighting: Stock Light
How long has the aquarium been established? 2 years
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Water quality (be sure to indicate what measurement units you are using)
Temperature 79
pH: 79-8.2
Salinity / specific gravity 1.0255
Ammonia 0
Nitrite 0
Nitrate 30-40 (unexpected increase from new bioload)
Phosphorus .00
Copper 0
Other

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Have you lost any fish to this problem yet? (see below) Nope
Are any invertebrates affected? Nope
Respiration rate of affected fish (in gill beats per minutes, count for 15 seconds and multiply by 4) Very hard to determine but if anything seems shallower
Are the affected fish still feeding? Yes
What remedies have you tried so far? Metro + Focus for the last 7 days
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He's probably starving. I have to specifically push food to my diamond goby to keep him from getting a sunken belly and starving. I think most of our sand beds aren't full enough with the correct fauna to support gobies.
 
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This is entirely possible. I do regularly make baby brine and culture copepods but I was hoping that because he is captive bred that he wouldln't have the dietary issues.
 
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