Man down :*(

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    Gdbyrd life's a beach

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    I was getting stuff packed up for a little trip tomorrow when I heard a "pop" from the other room. Checked it out and my little azure was stuck in the intake of my skimmer : / It was a pump getting clogged noise, not a mantis type sound.

    I've checked my water parameters and this is what I have right now:
    pH: 8.2
    Ammonia:0
    Nitrite:0
    Nitrate:10-15
    Specific gravity:1.026
    (Using an API test kit)

    He'd been doing great. I fed him this morning and he was quick/alert, I didn't see any signs of this. Frankly I wasn't ready for him to die! Ugh, glad I'm not going to be home tomorrow when my 3 year old wants to help feed him...

    The ONLY thing I noticed about him was that he was a slightly different color than his buddies. His belly was not quite as bright yellow. I inspected the body and it was pretty fresh, no signs of anything abnormal.

    Only changes to the tank in the past few days was a 20% water change yesterday. I let the salt mix almost 36 hours before it went it, temp checked it, salinity was the same. really don't understand what went wrong.
     
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    yote Ceritfied Mantis Hunter Moderator

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    Hate to hear about your damsel.
    But that happens.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Sometimes you can't explain why they die. It sucks, but all your parameters look good. Hopefully the rest of the fish will be fine.
     
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    mng777777 Shark Wrangler Wannabe

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    sorry for your loss
     
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    Might just be a heart attack or a stroke. Natrial causes take down fishes too of course. But that's my only guess



    Sorry
     
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    Gdbyrd life's a beach

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    It makes me feel A lot better knowing I didn't have something to do with it. It was my only fish in my tank! My first saltwater fish : / I feel a lot better about it today.
     
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    sorry for your loss
     
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    sorry for your loss. Losing fish really sucks especially if they werent cheap.
     
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