Zoidberg passed on

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  1. joel_ang

    joel_ang Architeuthis Registered

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    Sadly zoidberg passed away just 5 mins (was removed 1 min after :bonk:) ago after squirting the biggest load of ink :cry: . I was thinking that maybe he was an adult male S.esculenta and had come to the end of its natural lifespan.
    Should I change the water or should just I let the filter and protein skimmer do the work.
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear about Zoidberg - I guess this wasn't too much of a surprise. From what you've said before, it looks like you might be getting another cuttlefish soon.

    I've leave the water question for someone who has kept cuttlefish.

    Nancy
     
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    So sorry to hear...... Know how you feel!!! Hope they can get you another cuttlefish.

    Carol
     
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    Im so sorry about zoidberg! It must have been really hard for you to lose him. My prayers are with you and him.
    -Daniel
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I'm also sorry to hear about zoidberg. I enjoyed the videos and appreciate you sharing them. Keep us posted on your dealings with cephs, from what I gather I'm sure you'll continue your ceph care hobby.
     
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    Hi Joe, sorry to hear that

    When my last cuttle died it left a 200 gal system as black as an oil slick that too a four foot high skimmer 3 or 4 days to remove it all! Eventually I stripped the tank down completly.

    Before putting anything in a good stir of the gravel and a 50 - 75 % water change wouldn't go amiss.. maybe enough to bring down any nitrates etc.

    Remember the tank will go through a mini cycle though, so keep and eye on it before adding a new ceph
     
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    I have just changed 50% of the water, all water parameters are ok. Hope fully it will be just right when the new ceph arrives.
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    so, you got a plan yet?
     
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    Yeah, the owner says he'll be bringing in a S.bandensis(sp?) on friday. Will this be enough time ?
     
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    Colin Colossal Squid Supporter

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    better take a water sample in with you to get it checked... :)
     
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    Hi Joel,

    Sorry to hear about your cuttlefish, but I'm sure your next pet cuttle would benefit from the experience you had with Zoidberg.

    Longsan
     

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