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Hi Andy,Thanks for replying, I have just spoken with my wife and unfortunately the Clown has now died. She said there was nothing noticeable when she removed it, I have got a little bit of algae that's dyeing off at the moment and the strands I noticed did kind of resemble that or I was thinking it could be slime from the fish?As I have no fish left I guess that leaving the tank for a few weeks would be the best course of action to ensure that if there are any parasites they will dies off. I still have cleaner shrimp and emerald crabs though so not sure if fish parasites or diseases can stay with these?Jonny
Bad luck @Jonny 🙁 I've been there, it's gutting to lose them without knowing why.Seeing as you don't know the cause, I would follow humblefish's advice on the following link and do "6 weeks IF 27C/80.6F can be continuously maintained" https://humble.fish/community/index.php?threads/fallow-periods-going-fishless.32/If you can't get the tank to 27c, then 11 weeks instead of 6.Inverts like shrimps crabs etc can stay in the tank.
Thanks Andy, that's really useful. For some reason I had 10 weeks in my head but 6 is good for me. I will gradually increase temp to 27 although i'm not sure my LPS and SPS will like it.I'm quite sure that it is a disease or parasite problem, thinking back I had a Goby die after a couple of days in the tank a few months ago so this could possibly be where its come from as there have been no recent additions of fish.Another thought I have had is oxygen, skimmer runs 24hrs and I have a splitter on the return outlet for surface agitation which I'd have thought would be adequate?
I thought it might be worth mentioning although it’s prob not this but... have you checked that no one in your house has used any perfumes/aerosols/air fresheners/plug ins/etc. in the room of / near your aquarium? Sometimes it’s easy to forget that even scented candles can be really harmful to aquatic life.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I did think of this, we don't have scented things in our house as my son has allergies but the tank is situated in the kitchen. Could cooking be an issue?
I added an Acro last week, gave it a dip before putting it in but as I don't have a QT tank it went straight in afterwards.Before this the last addition was the regal around 4 weeks ago, all other fish have been in the tank since jan/Feb.Just sat watching the tank, bit sad when there's no fish activity .
It could have been something on the base/plug the acro came on, or something the regal already had before it got to you. Shame.Did you decide what you are doing with restocking? Are you leaving it empty for a bit?
You can but if you want to be thorough, the 6 weeks starts over if you add anything to the tank. Depends on how much you trust the source of the corals...
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