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  1. Leigh-Anne

    Leigh-Anne

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    Hi

    I have a 38 litre marine tank in that had 5 fish and a banded coral shrimp 2 days ago. Now it is 2 fish left.:( Not sure why...... any help would be gratefully appreciated.

    Leigh-Anne
     
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  3. Mike

    Mike Retired Moderator

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    hi Leigh-Anne, sorry to hear of your losses, can you tell us more about your set up, how old, what kit you have, what tests you do, water change routine, do you use R/O-salt mix etc, the more info you give us, the more help we can be.

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    Kanga Retired Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Sorry to hear Leigh-Anne, please tell us more about your setup and parameters


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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Welcome Leigh-Anne!please post as what the above guys mentioned.and please tell what these 5 fish were that you had in you 38l setup :)
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Leigh-Anne, welcome to MASA. For us to even try to get to the bottom of the problem you have to supply us with as much info as possible, sorry for your losses.
     
  8. moz

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    Hi Leigh-Anne, welcome, if I were to take a guess I'd say you might of had too many fish.
     
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    Rory Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hi Leigh-Ann. Welcome to MASA.

    2 fish is about the limit for a 38L tank I'm afraid... Marine fish generally require a lot more water per cm of fish than freshwater fish. (This is part of the reason they cost more, because shipping cost is relatively higher as you have to ship in more water)
     
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    Welcome Leigh Anne.

    Yip i'm afraid you might have overstocked that tank, and way too quickly.

    Did I understand correctly that you added all that livestock over 2 days ?

    Let us know and we will help you out, but don't add anything else until we can get more info ;)
     
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    Welcome Leigh Anne, you are at the right place to learn a lot - everyone here at Masa are very helpful. Sorry for your losses - it sucks to loose livestock!:(
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    Welcome welcome in the land of magic!
     
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    Welcome to MASA!

    i know you will get all the help you need right here!
     
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    Welcome sorry for your losses
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum Leigh-Anne
     
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    welcome to MASA Leigh-Anne
     
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    jacquesb Retired Moderator

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    Hi Leigh-Anne! Welcome to MASA! Sorry to hear about the fish that died.
    Everyone asked already - BUT, what I would like to know, is:
    - how new is the tank? (or old)?
    - when did you get the fish?
    - it is possible, that IF you added the fish +- a week ago, that the fish was caught using cyanide
    - what else changed in the tank -> temp? nitrate levels? pH? ammonia? was there a power outage?

    Thanks.
     
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