Angel & gobie

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  1. ReefMaster_SA

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    Good day Guys

    I am very sad ATM

    Yesterday I came from work & I noticed that my fish where acting strange for some reason to notice that one of my fish looked like it has been attacked by something

    I currently have:

    1x small blue cheek( got Scar and cut on side )

    1x small Angel Jumping bean (very weak ATM not swimming well)

    1x small Regal Tang

    The blue cheek has got a cut or Scar on its side, Acting normal eating sand
    The Angel is swimming in circles, and landing on its side I tried feeding it but it’s not eating
    But…
    Then I put the lights off and noticed a crab come out of one of the rocks
    Its pink and got two small horn things on its head with a bit of hair
    Could it be this crab that attacked my goby?
    & what could be happing to the angel
    Any suggestion on what to do

    I am trying and will have hope this little angel fish will make it alive

    I currently dropped him in my brother’s sump

    Regards
    Reefmaster_Sa
     
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  3. scubaninja

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    The crab could definitly be the source of the cut, as for the angel going in cricles, its maybe stressed to the point that its lost it. Or how are your water parameters?
     
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    Tank is in good condition

    Nitrates 0
    Posphates 0
    water 1.027

    Tested yesterday
     
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    Crabs in general are opportunistic feeders. It is not uncommon for them to try to catch small sleeping fish, or anything else it thinks it can make a meal out of. If you know what rock the crab is in, I would take out the rock for now, until you can get a proper ID on the crab.
     
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    Should I take that rock out drop in the sump
     
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    Will try my best to get pics today and show you guys .I know the rock in which the crabs, as well as the Goby sleeps under that same rock.
     
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    I would hyper-salinity dip the rock to get the crab out of the rock.
     
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    What about the Regal? Any scars or strange behavior?
     
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    Ya, not good bunk buddies! ;)
     
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    Regal is fine , getting nice and fat to.;)
     
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    The angel is small , Had him over a week now and tried feeding him but seem he cant catch the food. Tonight I will let you guys know if he is doing good.

    Thanks alot for the info & support
     
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    If you can catch him you might want to move him to a hospital tank.
     
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    What is hyper-salinity dip?
     
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    You dip the rock in saltwater that is high (1.035 sg), for about a minute. This forces hitch hikers to come out of the rock. Then you can sort through them. Keep the ones you want and discard the pests.
     
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    Hi Brenda, could one not also go the other way and dip the rock in RO for a similar result? I'm just asking as some guys use NSW and it's difficult to push salinity up to 1.035...
     
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    Jaak,

    I'm not sure that this won't kill anything that he wants to keep. It may also kill the crab while it is inside the rock, making it harder to get out. I've only FW dipped with Lugol's. Everything fell off and died.

    I have tried the hyper-salinity dip and I know that it works.
     
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    Ok, great. Thanks Brenda.
     
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