My tank for near dead fish.

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#1
So my tank's been over run with coraline algae...havn't been cleaned for months, don't know the level of nitrates and copper. And I have this sole/dab/flounder thing in my tank after seeing it lay around in the supermarket. What's does those bottom dwelling feeders eat?
Mine is about 20 cm long and has funny zebra lines on it back but it's brown and white. I suspect it's a Moses sole...

This will be a journal for all the rubbish fish I put in my tank.
Longest record for a animal alive: 3 prawns (6 months)
Shortest record: angelfish (30 seconds) :cry:
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#2
The dab, sole flounder thing keeps bashing inyo the glass! But it sure is doing a good job churning up the sand. I gave it some dead shrimp without the shell but it's not eating it.
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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#3
Our flounders and sole eat minced fish, but it takes them some time to get used to it. If your tank was as messy as you say then there may have been amphis that the flounder would eat, plus they'll go for any worms etc

Cheers

J
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#4
Sorry, we don't really get live rock here, so no amphis and worms. How about shrimp without shells? I'll try mince fish next/ And how do I make the mince fish sink without causing the tank to become watery chum?
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#6
I think that his mouth couldn't even swallow this smiley :wink: . It's like only 15 cm long at most. Plan to take it back to sea. :hmm:
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#7
whopee! My fish survived for a whole week!
The state of my tank is just like HK ( overcrowded).
New addistions include:
1 stone fish,
2 5cm long flounder sorta thing.
1 puffer fish
1 red fish thing
1 trigger fish thing.
 

Nancy

Titanites
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#8
Is this the tank for fish you save from the supermarket? And wouldn't it be better to keep the tank in as good condition as possible?

Nancy
 

Colin

Colossal Squid
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#13
well, all your 'thingfish' (zappa album :) ) are very nice looking fishies! And i dont think I have ever seen these for sale in the trade at all... think yourself lucky and take good care of them

Cheers
Colin
 

H. lunulata

O. bimaculoides
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#16
flounders and all other flat fishes eat worms(live, live shrimps, and gobies and any other live fish that live on the bottom they prefer live stuff over dead stuff i fed mine live shrimps and every now and then a goby(expensive food though) and sometimes worms if i went down to the beach i would catch them. flatfishes take time to accept frozen/dead food so be patient and try some white shrimp from www.liveaquaria.com or just plain ghost shrimp(white shrimp are better since they live in saltwater. also watch that trigger and puffer as tey do pick at flatfishes and rays(even though they are completely different) and that also might be why it is not feeding.
 

Jean

Colossal Squid
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#17
Hey CW

stunning flounder/sole! and don't feel too bad about the loss (hard I know) of the silver/yellow fish, it had terrible scale damage, It's pretty hard to bring fish back from that sort of injury without intensive nursing.

Way to go on the scuba thon........how much did you raise?

J
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#18
the zebra flatfish is dead amd the puffer died too. :cry:

added 2 triggers though amd a presumed damselfish.
the stonefish is somewhat amused since it swallowed a freshwater fish I got from my friend's tank. It seems to like it though.

P.S; Added a mose's sole and grouper in there, didn't survive the night desipte the hard work of the poeple in ER.

Names
Trigger 1: Floaty --DEAD
Trigger 2: Spotty --DEAD
Trigger 3: Triggy --DEAD
Stonefish: Stan --DEAD
Flatfish 1: Ghost --DEAD
Flatfish 2: Wraith --DEAD
Red fish: Munchy --DEAD
Damsel : Goldie --DEAD
 

H. lunulata

O. bimaculoides
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#19
you really need to get a water test done and stop addinf all thoses fish to you tank IT HAS ENOUGH fish in it if a puffer died it might have released a toxin that could have killed everything in there SO WATCH EVERYTHING CLOSEYLY and dont add anymore fish you have way to many and get a water test done
 

chrono_war01

Colossal Squid
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#20
nope, the puffer dies weeks ago. Nothing happens muich in my tank although I might of a single tube worm living on the rocky um...rocks. :grin: Anyway, I plan to take the 2 flatfish off intensive care and put them back to sea, see?

raised 150 HK for scuba-thon. 7.9 HK = 1 US. :wink:
 

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