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I hoped I would never post in this forum. My goby jumped today. My husband found him and was going to flush him when he noticed his gills still moving. He quickly put him back in the tank where he laid on his side breathing heavy. When he checked later he was still breathing, but the crabs had starting picking at him, so he did his best to hold them off until I got home. I put him in a plastic container to keep him safe but I’m not sure if I should do anything else.

Furthermore leading up to this I’ve lost multiple snails, they have been falling off the glass and getting eaten. I even had my large turbo snail fall off the glass. Im worried something worse going on.

Here are my Parameters from last night.

Calcium:420
Magnesium:1330
Alkalinity:8.3
Phosphates:0.16
Nitrates:10

I use RODI water with TSD of 0. My tank is 9 month old and just started to have a diatom bloom and possibly cyano.

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I think it's 50/50 with your goby. I'm pulling for him. Gobies are notorious jumpers.
 

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I know I have a lid but he must have squeezed out a small hole in the back.
Sometimes there's nothing you can do. You already took precautions.
 
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These guys are as tough as nails. Provide as much oxygen as you can (increase if you can) , and kill the white lighting for tonight and leave on blues to keep it calm. IF you have stress coat, it will help restore its' body slime although the fish will produce that over the next couple of days
 

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Treating the goby with methylene blue will help the fish's gills to exchange O2. It's an old school treatment that still works well. Best of luck with your fish.

 
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These guys are as tough as nails. Provide as much oxygen as you can (increase if you can) , and kill the white lighting for tonight and leave on blues to keep it calm. IF you have stress coat, it will help restore its' body slime although the fish will produce that over the next couple of days
I took the cup off the skimmer and turned it all the way up, so hopefully that will help
 

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Hopefully the goby pulls through I had the same issue and after a few days he was back to normal. I isolated him In a tank with extra oxygen from an air stone and added the stress relief treatment in the water thx and good luck ,
 
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Hopefully the goby pulls through I had the same issue and after a few days he was back to normal. I isolated him In a tank with extra oxygen from an air stone and added the stress relief treatment in the water thx and good luck ,
thanks, if he makes it through the night I plan to get some Stress Coat tomorrow
 
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