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Blenny dead?

Postby Nailsinside » Mon 14 Sep, 2015 3:57 pm

Hey guys, I have no idea what happens, he was swimming around normally then suddenly just stopped and just floats on sand bed. He twitches every now and then, I don't know what happened, I took him out of the water and he twitched, doesn't smell bad. What could have possibly happened? I'm pretty sad and confused right now. He was my first fish :(

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Just laying lifelessly on the sand bed and as I said will twitch.


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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Nailsinside » Mon 14 Sep, 2015 4:01 pm

One of my bta began splitting last night, coincidence?


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Re: Blenny dead?

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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby chromus » Fri 25 Sep, 2015 5:05 pm

The bloating caught my attention, I have never seen a fish end up with that kind of swelling.
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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Nailsinside » Sun 27 Sep, 2015 9:51 pm

The parameters where all fine when I tested the water the same day. And by fine I mean perfect.

As for the bloating he was like that when I bought him, the lfs assured me it was normal, obviously not. It perhaps got worse and led to his death perhaps? As I spent everyday looking at the tank I didn't notice it. I was devastated, one minute he was fine the next on his back twitching on the sand bed.


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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Nailsinside » Sun 27 Sep, 2015 9:55 pm

Maybe I was over feeding?


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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Aydee » Sun 27 Sep, 2015 11:02 pm

That's not over-feeding..

That bloating REALLY stands out. I think you may need to find another LFS. That is *NOT* normal at all.

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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Gats » Mon 28 Sep, 2015 12:33 am

Yeah definitely not over feeding as that won't make anything bloat like that.

Did some googling and looks like it's def dropsy and using tap water could cause it, although I suspect you bought it that way. It can affect some marine fish but doesn't seem all that common in saltwater.

Basically a general term for bacterial infection and might have been a death warrant issued before you bought it (basically by the time you can spot the bloat, the damage is usually done). Water changes might be in order and a copper test?
Hoping somebody who's experienced it in marine can chime in, but prob best not to freak out and keep an eye on any other livestock. If you're now using RO it might just be one of those reasons everybody tells us to use it :)


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Re: Blenny dead?

Postby Nailsinside » Thu 01 Oct, 2015 11:30 am

Yeah when I first filled the tank I used tap water, but never used it again, didnt add any livestock until about 3months after cycle because I wanted my first purchase to be a bta but got the blenny instead. By that stage the tap water should have been cycled out dude to water changes. But he was defiantly like that when I bought him, sucks, I loved that fish.


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