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MonthOLDpickle

Black Sun
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Mar 7, 2004
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Well both of my damsels have past away. I found one baried under a rock...I don't know and I still have yet to find the other one. It looked like the one that was bared was attacked but that could have just been the fact that it was under a rock. Any tips on finding the other fish? I can't find the other fish.
 
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big t

tankless
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Oct 21, 2003
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Denver
Sorry dude, Did you just have the two fish? They could have been stressed out from all the salinity swings your tank has been going thru. When I started out w/ damsels it was in a 29 gallon. I would buy 3 and put them in. All would be well for a day or 2 and then they would start fighting. 2 of them would gang up on the weaker one, so I would take that one back to the shop and just have 2, then one of them would start picking on the next weaker one, till it was looking bad then I took that one back. After repeating this cycle a couple times, I said forget these little freaks, and picked up 1 ocellaris clown and a scooter blenny, and all was well after that.
 

iamjosh

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Spokane, WA
That Sucks, I lost a Blue Hippo Tang When I went on vaction and my puffer died the day that I got back from vacation.

-josh
 

Gordo

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Olympia, WA
I recall reading in another post that your tank is only a month old. Have you been testing your water? What's you Nitrites, Nitrates, and Ammonia at? That may have been what killed them.

~Gordo~
 

Alice

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Sometimes even in a small tank it's hard to find the remains of a fish unless you tear the rock all apart. Have you checked the floor? It may have jumped.

Agreed with Gordo, your tank just may have not been ready for fish. Damsels used to be recommended for cycling a tank because they are "hardy" but they do die under the stressful conditions of cycling. Even though damsels are cheap and hardy, there's no need to have them suffer through cycling. If they do survive, they'll be the terrors of your tank.

Check you water parameters as Gordon suggested, do a water change if warranted, and wait a month before you add fish again. You'll be glad you did. :) You'll be even happier if you don't add damsels. :D

Alice
 

MonthOLDpickle

Black Sun
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Mar 7, 2004
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Everett
Well I found the other fish.. I looked at the powerhead and saw that it wasn't working..guess what..the fish was in there. SO yeah found both. lol. I think its a month older, I really don't know sometimes it feels like I got it yesterday and others years. GUess thats natural.

-Andee
 

cdeakle

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Feb 25, 2004
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Lynnwood, WA
Sorry for your loss.

Most people that have damsels wish they never would of added them to begin with and eventually tear there tank apart to get them out. I once heard this saying "If damsels were bigger, sharks would swim for there lives" LOL
 

Scooterman

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Sorry for your losses, seems like you were offered good advise above, so I will leave it there unless you want a post a total detail of your system, equipment, testing & your routine of cleaning things etc, maybe we could make a few pointers other than what is already said.
 
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