Almost Dead

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  1. pilotinho

    pilotinho Blue Ring Registered

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    I came home to find Squirt laying against the overflow. I thought she was dead and picked her up but she was still barely alive. I put her in a seperate breeding net. She was the only thing in the tank besides the star and the shrimp and the water params are green. She won't eat. She seemed to revive a little. I don't know what is wrong. I don't think she will last the night.
     
  2. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    sorry to hear that man that sucks best of luck with it though and hopefully shes just being a pain in the butt to get some attention
     
  3. cuttlegirl

    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Squirt. It doesn't sound to hopeful...:sad:
     
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    wow
     
  5. pilotinho

    pilotinho Blue Ring Registered

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    She is Gone

    :cry: Despite a week of constant worry and attention Squirt died last night. I could only think I did something wrong but I have no idea what. She ate well on the first night but then refused to eat and becam less and less active. Would a nitrate count of 20 do this? That was the worst it ever got Everything else was good, ammonia 0, nitrite, 0 PH 8.1, non-hostile tank mates, lots of places to hide, Specific Gravity 1026, water temp was 70F. What a crappy week.

    :goodbye:
     
  6. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear about Squirt's passing. RIP Squirt. (We need an angel cuttlefish).

    Nancy
     
  7. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    IME, 70 is too cold for bandensis.

    What kind of fish did you have in there, and didn't you say it was startling the cuttle?
     
  8. pilotinho

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    Fish

    I removed the fish days ago. I had no idea that 70F would kill a bandesis. I knew their metabolic rate was tied to temp but I thought it would make them live longer like Ocotos not kill them. Do you think that is what caused it?
     
  9. Paradox

    Paradox Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    70 is rather low...my tank temp dips to 72 once in a blue moon, but it doesnt stay long...If your water parameters showed ok, the temperature would be my guess. Ive also had a couple die not long after acclimating into mytank while..10 others did fine, so you never know...
     
  10. Nancy

    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    So, what temperature do those of you who are keeping bandensis successfully recommend?

    Nancy
     
  11. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    70 is on the low side but shouldn't have killed the bandensis. Being a tropical species I would normally aim for about 74 - 80 deg F. I would have guessed it would have just slowed it down.

    How long was she maintained at that temperature and how long did you have her?
     
  12. pilotinho

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    1 week

    The temp was around room temp ~70 for one week.
     

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