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Old 01/09/2008, 04:33 PM   #1
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Question Where'd my Green Chromis Go?

I had a young green chromis, along with four others in a 46 gallon tank. And about half an hour later, it was missing! It was the most unhealthy one, but still in pretty good shape. It just had a little white spot or something bad on its side.

I think it might have gotten eaten, or it could have died and gotten eaten, because I tested if the water was bad and there was nothing, and it all smelled OK.

The invertebrates in my tank that could have eaten it are...
-1 7 inch wide Haitin Reef Anemone
-Serpent Starfish

I think it could have been the serpent star because I saw it chewing on something, but I read that they aren't dangerous, could it have gotten it if it died?


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Old 01/09/2008, 05:30 PM   #2
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I would say it most likely got eaten.


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Old 01/09/2008, 07:54 PM   #3
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That serpent star had a early Thanksgiving dinner.


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Old 01/09/2008, 07:55 PM   #4
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Yes serpent stars will easily eat DEAD fish. That is a good thing about them. So if something passes away in your rock work and you can't get to it the serpent star will.


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:15 PM   #5
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Yes serpent stars will easily eat DEAD fish. That is a good thing about them. So if something passes away in your rock work and you can't get to it the serpent star will.
Agreed Serpent Star Dinner...


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Old 01/09/2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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i started with 7 down to 5


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Old 01/10/2008, 12:00 PM   #7
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my weakest one got picked off.


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Old 01/11/2008, 08:48 AM   #8
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I have heard that the chromis are a pretty territorial fish. I was advised not to have any more than two in my 90 gallon. They school during the day, but at night it's everyone for themselves. You had 4 in a 46, my guess is that they're taking things into their own hands and reducing their own numbers to more "tolerable" ones.


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