Fungia ate my Cleaner Wrasse

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  1. Mekaeel

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    Hey guys after some serious thought,about 3 weeks ago i bought a baby powderblue for my 600*600*450 cube.Yesterday it had a serious white spot case, and this morning it was dead (no more PB's for me).Also found my cleaner wrasse dead, and in the mouth of my fungia.The cleaner wrasse was about 4cm long.
     
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    Bliksem!! Sorry for the loss of the PB!
     
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    After a very long time i lost a fish,over a year i would guess.
     
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    The last one is a nice pic though...
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    Your cleaner wrasse died because of white spot or the coral?
     
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    Im still trying to figure that out.The cleaner was well and strong.Most likely the coral.
     
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    maybe he tried to hide in it after lights out???
     
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    Cool, nice pics.
     
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    They are inquisitive little buggers, more likely stuck his head in the mouth to get something. My goes in the return pipe when I switch the pump off.
     
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    WOW! Firstly, sorry about the Powder blue, Mekaeel. Yeah - I know what you mean. I want to, BUT don't want to buy a regal.... BUT same thing. I am $sh|t scared of them getting a bad case of white spot, infecting my other fish and dying (and my other fish also dying).....

    VERY interesting picture of the cleaner wrasse inside the fungia's "mouth". HHhhhmmmm fungia are sessile animals..... And their tentacles are not as stick as those of anemone's. So, all I can think of, is also that the fish tried to "hide" inside the fungia's "mouth", and the fungia most likely thought "ah feeding time"..... and started digesting the cleaner wrasse.....
     
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    Sorry for the loss Mekaeel, Know how you feel. Don't think the wrasse are so susceptible to white spot, I think he could have been to inquisitive.
     
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    Hey mack sorry to here, i allso had no success with powder blues
     
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    hard luck champ. i know this morning geoff woke up to fine his otherwise heathly cleaner wrasse dead to. very strange. was very heathly and looking good to!
     
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    Aren't cleaner Wrasse on the list of fish that are apparently difficult to keep.
     
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    Exactly what im thinking Jacques....
     
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    Yes,but that applies mainly to the imported guys.
    This guy i caught him locally and had him for over about 9 months.
     
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    sorry for the losses . Have to say one of the more interesting pics around
     
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