Fish that p@#%s you off !

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  1. AfricaOffroad

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    I'll start.

    1) my powder brown. This white spot factory effectively incubated WS in my DT for 3 months. It killed off 8 of his companions but he continued unabated. I eventually realized it wasn't going to heal naturally:( so caught it out and treated him with AM Pointex for 2 weeks. Came through that perfectly, moved it to my spare 4ft tank, and within 2 days I noticed 2 spots of WS on it:nono:. Are we going to go through the same pain again??? I've contemplated sending him on a trip in the porcelin express, but know I will regret my actions later. This time though I'll treat the whole 4ft tank with "Heal All" or "Herbtana" if I see the WS in the next day or 2. It has no coral, just LR in it, so i'm confident the medication will have no lingering effects

    And now a funny story.:lol:
    2) my mate has an orange spotted diamond sleeper goby. He adds a small twin spot wrasse to the tank. Doesn't want a big one because its only a 4ft DT set up. A couple of days later, as the wrasse emerges from the sand in the morning, the sleeper goby grabs it and proceeds to beat the pulp (and life) out of it, banging it repeatedly on the rocks. Then swalls it. End of 1 R280 wrasse:1:.
    Sleeper goby is soon to be traded in at LFS !
    (got a pic on my blackberry, will see if I can upload it.)
     
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  3. AfricaOffroad

    AfricaOffroad Thread Starter

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    He he !
    Would have been cheaper to feed it Ocean Nutrition flakes
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  4. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    i have a simular problem with my P brown, but since i have been feeding with ON foods he has come right..
    i think its a ph swing because he is worst in the mornings..
     
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    Gosh, I didn't know they would do that.....:whistling:
     
  6. Collie

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    My Dragon wrasse did the same to two peppermint shrimp and a camel shrimp.
    He broke the camel's back so to speak, moved him to my nano.:nono:
     
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    1.) Wrasse- any Type
    2.) Wrasse-Any type
    3.) Wrasse- all of the above types
    4.) Refer to 1st 3 Points

    I just fell in love with this fish.:thumbup:

    The Wrasse probably dropped rocks on the Goby while the Goby was Sleeping during the night and then went into hiding, and the Goby waited and waited until.....:biggrin:
     
  8. Slummies

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    nice one bud!! eat em!

    PBrowns are nasty i wouldnt touch it with a barge poll
     
  9. magman

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    Thread reported to the mods and the spca..........lol, I am not suprised you hate them with the ones you had in there, I would not even put them in a fowlr
     
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    Powder blues and brown are well kown as being white spot factories. Look at them funny and they get WS. If you buy one then you know you will have issues. Agree with Slummies, stay as far away as possible from them. And when you think you are far enough away, take a few more steps back.
     
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    Power Blue bought 3 allready longest in tank 7 days then tata.

    And then the Domino's worst than my wife they chase everything around and bite their tales.
     
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    That is one of the reasons why I have stayed well clear of powder blues and browns. I just won't be able to handle the stress of losing anymore fish after my nightmare:whistling:

    Sad to see the wrasse being killed by the goby:(
     
  13. Achilles

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    all of the acanthurus tangs especially the powder blue,brown , achilles etc will be very susceptible to whitespot- Do you notice they dont have the same scales like an angelfish or anthias has, this is the reason.
    It is very easy for the whitespot parasite to burrow into their skin much easier than another type of fish, also these fish live in the high surge zones(very fast dynamic water movement) they need maximum saturation of oxygen in the water if they dont get this in an aquarium of sufficient size they will be stressed and further weakened this combined with their weak skin defense is what makes them the most vulnerable to whitespot

    Gobies are predators guess he thought the wrasse was huge mysis shrimp :whistling:
     
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    Domino's and duoitis,

    The only bad thing about domino's is that they can host in more species of anenomes than clowns, and they can't be eaten by the nemmie
     
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    Any angels in a reef tank *shakes fist*
     
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    gobies- just had the worst luck with them, have bought 4 and lost 4. and they peg in the weirdest ways or for no reason at all
     
  17. Junz

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    Purple dottyback.................................:nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono::nono:
     
  18. Louis Scheepers

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    Yellowtail Damsel. I had a little one that lived in peace for a couple of months, then I added a Yellow tang...
    Damsel lost it, started attacking all my fish. I moved rocks but the crazy virus wouldn't leave, he just attacked every fish in my tank!
     
  19. archiecrain

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    Why this fish I thought they were semi-peacful?
     
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    My coris formosa & hawkfish were almost like pack hunters where the hawkfish would harras & stress out the new fish & then the coris would go in for the kill repeatedly & both never ate any of their kill. I lost alot because of these two bastards & had to get rid of them.
     
  21. amalick

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    The way you guys write about this species its as if no reefer should even attempt them. The strange thing is that I have seen noob setups running on Jebo skimmers with PB's living happily in terrible conditions. Its as if the curse is upon the more experienced reefers amongst us LOL

    That said I am about to risk my entire healthy system once again for a PB. Its like being an alcoholic or drug addict. I know its a bad idea but I just cant resist:nono:
     
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