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Re: [ReefKeeping] missing fish

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  • Rich
    The whole point of the salt technique is to keep the rocks in the water. Heck, if you re going to pull the rock out, then just scrub it with a wire brush!
    Message 1 of 67 , Dec 1, 2006
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      The whole point of the 'salt technique' is to keep the rocks in the water. Heck, if you're going to pull the rock out, then just scrub it with a wire brush!

      Rich
      ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...> wrote:
      > should i pull out the rock so that the aiptasia is
      > exposed to air but nothing else?
      > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Yes, just tank salt "poured" in the tank under water
      > > so as to not disturb anything else.
      > >
      > > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...> wrote:
      > > > do i use the seachem salt? and do i pour it on
      > > them
      > > > outside of the tank? (stupid question-but the rock
      > > > also has some pollyps on it)
      > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > > Aptasia cures are plentiful and some down right
      > > > > expensive. My favorite is to simply poor salt
      > > on
      > > > > them. Salt is cheap and effective.
      > > > >
      > > > > Rich
      > > > > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...> wrote:
      > > > > > i have only found 2 so far-how do i get rid of
      > > it
      > > > > > before it multiplies?
      > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
      > > > > >
      > > > > > > I suppose if the aptasia is big enough or
      > > the
      > > > > fish
      > > > > > > is small enough... An aptasia is only an
      > > > > anemone.
      > > > > > > ...but hey do multiply quickly though.
      > > > > > >
      > > > > > > Rich
      > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...>
      > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > we fed that night we brought him home and
      > > he
      > > > > ate
      > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > brine we threw in but for the most part
      > > stayed
      > > > > in
      > > > > > > his
      > > > > > > > cave. it looks like there is a new burrow
      > > in
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > same
      > > > > > > > area under the same rock but i am not
      > > sure.
      > > > > also,
      > > > > > > > i was looking at the tank today and there
      > > > > looks to
      > > > > > > be
      > > > > > > > new corals in there. i think its
      > > Aptasia-is
      > > > > > > brownish
      > > > > > > > orange and is kind of spikey and is
      > > growing
      > > > > out of
      > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > rock-how can i be sure of it and if it is
      > > > > aptasia,
      > > > > > > how
      > > > > > > > do i deal with it-could it be the reason
      > > for
      > > > > the
      > > > > > > > losses?
      > > > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
      > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Did you ever see him eat?
      > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > Rich
      > > > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...>
      > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > we just got the jaw fish a few weeks
      > > > > ago-saw
      > > > > > > him
      > > > > > > > > for a
      > > > > > > > > > few days under his rock and then his
      > > hole
      > > > > was
      > > > > > > > > filled
      > > > > > > > > > i-we figured he moved-nothing else
      > > changed
      > > > > in
      > > > > > > the
      > > > > > > > > > tank. another thought could be that
      > > maybe
      > > > > > > > > capacity
      > > > > > > > > > for fish has been reached? we have
      > > button
      > > > > > > > > pollyps, a
      > > > > > > > > > colt coral and a white leather in
      > > there...
      > > > > > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
      > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > Hmmm... Lots of possibilities.
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > The jawfish started burrowing a few
      > > > > weeks
      > > > > > > ago.
      > > > > > > > > > > Change in behavior is usually a sign
      > > of
      > > > > > > failing
      > > > > > > > > > > health. Prognosis not good.
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > Two clowns in rapid succession.
      > > What
      > > > > > > changes
      > > > > > > > > have
      > > > > > > > > > > happened recently that might cause
      > > the
      > > > > > > clowns to
      > > > > > > > > do
      > > > > > > > > > > something?
      > > > > > > > > > >
      > > > > > > > > > > Rich
      > > > > > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus
      > > <laur_bee77@...>
      > > > > > > wrote:
      > > > > > > > > > > > Ok- we have a mystery- we are
      > > missing
      > > > > 2
      > > > > > > clowns
      > > > > > > > > and
      > > > > > > > > > > a
      > > > > > > > > > > > jawfish. water quality is fine,
      > > > > salinity
      > > > > > > is
      > > > > > > > > fine
      > > > > > > > > > > but a
      > > > > > > > > > > > smaller clown went missing
      > > yesterday
      > > > > and
      > > > > > > now
      > > > > > > > > our
      > > > > > > > > > > > bigger clown is gone. the jawfish
      > > went
      > > > > > > > > burrowing
      > > > > > > > > > > under
      > > > > > > > > > > > a rock and we saw him for the
      > > first
      > > > > day or
      > > > > > > 2
      > > > > > > > > but
      > > > > > > > > > > have
      > > > > > > > > > > > not seen him in weeks....HELP!
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    • laurie Bedus
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      Message 67 of 67 , Dec 3, 2006
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        :-)
        --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:

        > You might "think" you missed his postings, but I
        > KNOW I did.
        >
        > Rich
        > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...> wrote:
        > > Don,
        > > i think i actually missed your postings :-). I
        > hope
        > > that you are well and it was not anything too
        > serious.
        > > welcome back.
        > > --- Donald Plisco <dplisco@...> wrote:
        > >
        > > > Rich, I'm sure I have, but sadly, odds are that
        > they
        > > > might have gotten snacked on. My tank is always
        > full
        > > > of plankton being released by one thing or
        > another.
        > > > There is always the possibility that the arrow
        > crab
        > > > or the parents might fight with the offspring
        > and
        > > > remove them before I notice any newcomers. I've
        > not
        > > > thought about it until now.
        > > >
        > > > As for my absense...I had some health issues
        > that
        > > > was keeping me under the weather and off the
        > > > keyboard, but I'm still reading the reef keeping
        > > > posts. I'm sure that something will catch my
        > eyes
        > > > and I'll feel obligated to jump in and assuage
        > > > someone's ego..
        > > >
        > > > In the meanwhile, I hope everyone had a nice
        > > > Thanksgiving. I'm hoping everyone will have a
        > > > wonderful upcoming holiday. Christmas is my
        > favorite
        > > > time of the year. Good will and cheer to all...I
        > > > mean that.
        > > >
        > > > (and no, someone hasn't kidnapped and replaced
        > the
        > > > old crouch under the bridge...)
        > > >
        > > > Don in Tulsa
        > > >
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > From: Rich
        > > > To: ReefKeeping@yahoogroups.com
        > > > Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 8:23 PM
        > > > Subject: Re: [ReefKeeping] missing fish
        > > >
        > > >
        > > > Hey Don,
        > > >
        > > > Where ya been? It feels like you've been off
        > the
        > > > list for a while. Ever gotten any babies from
        > your
        > > > coral banded shrimps?
        > > >
        > > > Rich
        > > > ---- Donald Plisco <dplisco@...> wrote:
        > > > > I like coral banded shrimp....I have a pair
        > of
        > > > them in the 750. It's fun watching them fight
        > with
        > > > arrow crabs. A pair of them can hold their own.
        > As
        > > > long as they have plenty of room to escape, the
        > > > worse that happens is that they lose an
        > claw...Which
        > > > comes back next molt. The key is enough room to
        > run
        > > > away and not get cornered.
        > > > >
        > > > > Don
        > > > > ----- Original Message -----
        > > > > From: laurie Bedus
        > > > > To: ReefKeeping@yahoogroups.com
        > > > > Sent: Sunday, November 26, 2006 4:49 PM
        > > > > Subject: Re: [ReefKeeping] missing fish
        > > > >
        > > > >
        > > > > the CBS is larger and has molted a few
        > times. we
        > > > did
        > > > > not start to have problems with fish
        > > > disappearing till
        > > > > the last week or so...
        > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
        > > > >
        > > > > > Some people have CBS's and BS's for years
        > and
        > > > years
        > > > > > and never lose anything... until that one
        > day
        > > > when
        > > > > > things start to disappear mysteriously.
        > "Well
        > > > it
        > > > > > can't be the CBS or BS because they have
        > been
        > > > they
        > > > > > for years and years". It happens.
        > > > > >
        > > > > > RIch
        > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus <laur_bee77@...>
        > > > wrote:
        > > > > > > which is how much? also i found 2 maybe
        > 3
        > > > bristle
        > > > > > > worms last night and have a trap, but i
        > > > think we
        > > > > > has
        > > > > > > small brittle stars in the rocks.
        > > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
        > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > I trust CBS's as much as I trust a
        > brittle
        > > > star.
        > > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > Rich
        > > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus
        > <laur_bee77@...>
        > > > wrote:
        > > > > > > > > :-) but only if i can get him out
        > and
        > > > only if
        > > > > > he
        > > > > > > > is
        > > > > > > > > the culprit...it couldn't be a coral
        > > > banded
        > > > > > shrimp
        > > > > > > > > could it?
        > > > > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
        > > > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > > > ...and so close to xmas time
        > too... :(
        > > > > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus
        > > > <laur_bee77@...>
        > > > > > wrote:
        > > > > > > > > > > the cleaner is now missing so i
        > > > think the
        > > > > > xmas
        > > > > > > > > > wrasse
        > > > > > > > > > > is on the way to being a toilet
        > fish
        > > > or at
        > > > > > > > least
        > > > > > > > > > > returned to the store...it is
        > the
        > > > project
        > > > > > for
        > > > > > > > > > tomorrow
        > > > > > > > > > > i believe...
        > > > > > > > > > > --- Rich <wd6esz@...> wrote:
        > > > > > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > > > > > It sounds as though the
        > cleaner is
        > > > not
        > > > > > long
        > > > > > > > for
        > > > > > > > > > this
        > > > > > > > > > > > world, and if you're really
        > intent
        > > > on
        > > > > > > > finding
        > > > > > > > > > your
        > > > > > > > > > > > fish, then I would look behind
        > the
        > > > tank.
        > > > > > > > > > > >
        > > > > > > > > > > > Rich
        > > > > > > > > > > > ---- laurie Bedus
        > > > <laur_bee77@...>
        > > > > > > > wrote:
        > > > > > > > > > > > > i have not looked in back of
        > the
        > > > tank
        > > > > > but
        > > > > > > > > > looked
        > > > > > > > > > > > > everywhere within the tank
        > with
        > > > the
        > > > > > > > exception
        > > > > > > > > > of
        > > > > > > > > > > > > moving the rock around. i
        > also
        > > > have a
        > > > > > xmas
        > > > > > > > > > wrasse
        > > > > > > > > > > > that
        > > > > > > > > > > > > is chasing my cleaner wrasse
        > > > around-do
        >
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