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He stopped killing. Guess those fish were just ticking him off. Its weird they knew their time was numbered and they were scared beforehand. My $$ is on the six line. Its going to be an operation to get him out.
I'm probably going to have to remove all my rocks... :(
Fish trap. Trap some bristle worms then use them as bait for the six-line?
 
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Think I'll lower the kalk dose a little
dunno why my GFO isn't doing much. should see improvement now that bioload much lower...
 
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Fish trap. Trap some bristle worms then use them as bait for the six-line?
I'll get them from a Petco. I don't have large enough bristle worms. Thanks for the great idea!
 

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I mean they're good, but not "I'ma kill all my housemates" good.
This.

Sixes are a$$h0les, and you typically can see them get aggro (they aren't cryptic about it). I'm also in the you got some investigating to do club.

P.S. BTDT with sixline capture/removal... They aren't the go into the trap type, your prolly removing rock & water to get it out. Hell, just try to catch it with a net for a bit, they tend to join the Apollo program at that point anyway....
 
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So I walked into my fish closet this morning and was like omg... am I going to catch a break with these fish!?
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Turns out he was just joshing me... was totally fine just passed out that way. Thats why I chose the Canary Blenny over the Midas.... They are way more gregarious.
 

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So I walked into my fish closet this morning and was like omg... am I going to catch a break with these fish!?
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Turns out he was just joshing me... was totally fine just passed out that way. Thats why I chose the Canary Blenny over the Midas.... They are way more gregarious.
I see you got a Blue Line Cleaner Goby...
 
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This.

Sixes are a$$h0les, and you typically can see them get aggro (they aren't cryptic about it). I'm also in the you got some investigating to do club.

P.S. BTDT with sixline capture/removal... They aren't the go into the trap type, your prolly removing rock & water to get it out. Hell, just try to catch it with a net for a bit, they tend to join the Apollo program at that point anyway....
I'm pretty sure the six line killed the other canary at least; So before I found the Canary dead, I almost had a chance to catch him out of the tank. I saw him kind of stunned swimming in circles obviously hurt; his fangs were out; I think I interrupted a fight between him and the 6-line. I didn't have time to get a net before he came to and swam for cover.
when I look at the 6-line now I think I see fang marks on him. Could be my imagination but I've also considered the sailfin - he's gotten really big and is always picking on the hippo tangs.
 
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Using a reliable Fluke 77 IV multimeter I have 20V AC when I put the black in a grounded terminal and the red in the tank. I get the same when I removed all wires. I also get 20V when I do the same in a plastic terrarium with saltwater, Phyto and pods and an air bubbler only.
I think the voltage is ok. The Canary Blenny is still super spooked; the larger fish are ok.

If it were a chemical like sunscreen or bug spray, I would think it would kill the things in the exile tank first since that was exposed directly. Also, The coral banded shrimp are fine.

I think I have a killer :( I bet its the six line. :( I see him stepping to all the chromis and the larger fish are antsy when hes near them.
Can six line take out larger fish like anthias?
I think it was a fish killer too judging by the bitten tail fins. Can’t say which one myself because even herbivores can kill for territory. Up to you to spot the aggression.
 

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Sixes tend to go after conspecifics usually (other wrasses). Now if you added a ton of fish after the six or if they are small enough that the six can bully, then bets are off.

I highly doubt it's the sailfin... Maybe other zebrasoma tangs it will nip/slash at, but typically tangs can care less about non tang fish except when it's a direct threat to food or territory.
 

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Think I'll lower the kalk dose a little
dunno why my GFO isn't doing much. should see improvement now that bioload much lower...
One possibility- Phosphate rise when nitrate is limited. You may have lower nitrates then what the test can show.
 
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I see you got a Blue Line Cleaner Goby...
I have one in the tank! He was spared by the killer too. The blue line and in quarantine is a sharknose goby. Basically the same just with a splash of yellow at the head.
 

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I have one in the tank! He was spared by the killer too. The blue line and in quarantine is a sharknose goby. Basically the same just with a splash of yellow at the head.
I could have bought a Sharknose yesterday but it looked sick. Something about buying an unhealthy fish - especially a cleaner fish - just doesn't sit well with me - QT or not.
 

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I could have bought a Sharknose yesterday but it looked sick. Something about buying an unhealthy fish - especially a cleaner fish - just doesn't sit well with me - QT or not.
I agree. I won’t buy one just as statement, in the off chance it will motivate better shipping and transferring processing.
 
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I could have bought a Sharknose yesterday but it looked sick. Something about buying an unhealthy fish - especially a cleaner fish - just doesn't sit well with me - QT or not.
They're pretty neat fish kind of sit around. sometimes hovers in the column.
 
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Turned down the Kalk again. now all hours are 90ml. Guess I jumped the gun on my increase...
 
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Another winner!
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My sump fish are even getting culled... I found him on top of my cheato. :( I guess when I stopped the pumps to feed the corals the other day he swam above the cheato then I turned the pumps on. I blackout my sump so didnt see him stuggling.
 
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