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Zoidberg passed on

joel_ang

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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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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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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.
 

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better take a water sample in with you to get it checked... :smile:
 

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