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Almost Dead

pilotinho

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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.
 
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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
 

pilotinho

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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:
 

Nancy

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

Nancy
 

Thales

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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?
 

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?
 
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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...
 

Nancy

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

Nancy
 

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