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    Blue hippo died.

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    reefer87

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    Blue hippo died.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:46 am

    I have no clue what happened. No signs of ich or any other illness. Just came home from watch to my blue hippo on the sand on its side with no movements. All other fish are okay. Just tested water yesterday. Sg 1.025 Ammonia 0 nitrates 0 nitrites 0 Ph 8.1 dkh 9. The only thing I have done is a pwc 2 days ago and put in a new koralia. I am so sad that my bht died.

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    Codolences

    Post by joflo on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:50 am

    Something seems to be going around, don't throw in the towel
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    reefer87

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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:51 am

    Im not. It's just so weird yesterday she was fine and today she's dead.
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    dwolson2
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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by dwolson2 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:05 pm

    That is weird, sorry to hear that bro, I know the feeling.


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    nikecivic
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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by nikecivic on Sat Dec 24, 2011 12:14 pm

    Thats very weird, the blue tang is very hardy. My bht passed ich to all the other fish when I almost lost all my fish but bht survived.


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    reefer87

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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:40 pm

    Yeah this bht is the second one I lost. Maybe I will go for a yellow or khole. The first one was my fault. Didn't know how to take care of salt fish the first time around especially scale-less fish. Treated with the wrong medication.
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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by nikecivic on Sat Dec 24, 2011 7:59 pm

    I don't recommend having a blue hippo tang in a 60 gallon tank. They're too expensive to have it for a few months and you will eventually sell it because you are moving.


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    reefer87

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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by reefer87 on Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:56 pm

    Yeah. I'm not getting another blue. To much bad luck.
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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by dfladermaus on Mon Dec 26, 2011 12:46 am

    it probably died from stress, being in too small of a tank for too long will eventually kill a fish.
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    reefer87

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    Re: Blue hippo died.

    Post by reefer87 on Mon Dec 26, 2011 1:38 am

    I was thinking that may have been what did it. It being in the 14 gallon for a few months and then in the 60. They should make a dwarf blue hippo. Lol.

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