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    Senior Member yellowtang's Avatar
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    death of yellowtang

    Hi guys........
    Wondering if you guys with way more experience on this hobby
    can explain sudden death of "Bubbles" My Yellowtang
    Before I headed to work this morning I checked my tank as I always do.
    making sure everything is okay.......
    Mid morning my wife calls me telling me that Bubbles was dying.......
    she said that he starting trembling or having some kind of zeisure which
    send him all the way to the bottom of the tank to never recover again.
    had this guy a bit over 5 months.and seen okay from the beginning.
    my par are.
    ph. 7.8 - 8.0
    Nitrate 0 ppm-5ppm
    nitrite 0ppm
    amonia 0.ppm-0.25ppm
    salt is 1.021 1.022
    water temp is 78 to 79
    tank has been running for a bit over 8 months
    everything seems okay just puzzled on what happened to him.
    any advice or comments will be greatly appreciated.
    thanks guys. :bawling:

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    Sorry to hear that. Nothing in your water paramters suggests anything too me. Did you have any swings in the last couple weeks? Did you add any new fish? How well had he been eating? Are there any wounds or other marks on him?

    You might never find the reason for it mind you. Sometimes these things happen & you never find out why.
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    yellowtang

    all fish seem to be okay.for the time being anyways.
    he was eating normally.and so are the others......
    I added a very small hippo tang.the size of a lonnie .not big at all..
    and he is always hidding in between the rocks.
    they seem to be getting along well. No scrapes or spots. :confused-
    also I added few days ago.was calcium and reef iodide....
    something I have been doing every other week........with no problems at all.
    ummm. :crap:
    just wondering.......
    thanks

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    Calcium isn't a problem but iodine can be. Unless you never do a partial or you have an extremely high iodine demand you usually won't need to dose it. Did you test your iodine levels before dosing?

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    Senior Member yellowtang's Avatar
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    unfortunately.I do not have any of those test kits..........
    mind you I really need them........
    like phosphate test/calcium test/iodide test and some others....
    gosh.I think I need them all. :bawling: :errr:
    thanks.once again.

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    Did you quarantine the new blue tang ? If not it could bring desease into your tank and the yellow tang was the first one infected/died.

    Sorry for your loss.
    90G bb mixed reef set up in April 2005. I had 40g mixed reef for one year before that

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    Honestly, skip the iodine test kit. I'm 99.9% certain you'll never need to add any iodine to your system. Water changes and feeding the fish will take care of it.

    Iodine can become toxic at very low levels and it you've just been following the directions on the bottle without testing it you likely reached those levels. The seizures are a sign of some sort of shock & poisoning qualifies.

    It's not 100% certain, but I'd back off the iodine all together & consider doing a partial to lower the levels in your system.

    This is all a complete guess mind you, it's impossible to be sure.

    Cheers!
    There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

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    You should not dose anything that you can't test for. IMO overdosing stuff is worse than not dosing at all. Just keep a close eye on remaining fish and do water change as nessessary.
    90G bb mixed reef set up in April 2005. I had 40g mixed reef for one year before that

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    I'll do a partial water change tonight...........
    one thing I did notice is that the corals are all doing wonderful....
    I thought some of them were going to parish......
    but they have all open up....figure........thrive on one aspect and fail on the other.......
    its all balance,which is very hard to do for a rookie like myself......
    but with good advice like all the one offered here.I'am sure one day
    I'll be up there.
    thanks guys. :speedbana

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    Quote Originally Posted by yellowtang

    amonia 0.ppm-0.25ppm
    :bawling:
    There should be 0 ammonia in the tank. From what I understand, Ammonia will kill fish.
    Don't Panic Feel free to visit my blog -> Internet Tough Guy.

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