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    I don’t have any sadly - it was before we lived together. It would be a nice way to have both corals and the puffer :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolmoon View Post
    Wow, he is a handsome guy. Sorry to hear about your fish. Did you find the bodies? Dead fish will increase the nitrates in the tank.

    You could try some mollies in there, they are a lot cheaper than clown fish.
    I looked, but did not find them. I can only imagine this is where the high nitrates come from. I do not know if the nitrates go down naturally after the bodies decompose or if that only happens with water changes. I believe it's from water changes, so another thing to fit into my schedule.

    Quote Originally Posted by coolmoon View Post
    Most salt water fish are predators. These guys are very hand friendly and will swim right to you.
    Ann, this is one reason I want a puffer. They become pets like dogs. I knew a guy who could put his hand in the tank and push the puffer to the bottom and rub him. The fish allowed it.

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    Sorry about your fish - I hope you solve the problem.
    pete had a wonderful marine tank with some stunning corals and he had a dog faced puffer.....so you could have both?!
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    I am sorry for your fish, Sharon.
    If you started 2 new aquariums, would that not be better? You will have the fish you want and also utilize the equipment you have. No waste.
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    You guys are so bad! Encouraging me to get MORE pets! LOL.
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    Right... Blame it on your innocent friends..

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    We will wait for the result.Name:  подмигивает.gif
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    Water changes will help do it faster and as long as the bodies are decomposing there will continue to be high nitrates. Your nitrite load will eventually build enough to take care of it but it will take a while.
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    Can you strip it all out and start again instead of doing water changes? I’m not sure what you have in there at he moment and I understand that maybe quite costly. I don’t know a great deal about fish myself - I ask pete! Oh! Pete says if you do set up coral don’t get a trigger fish - he had one in the tank minutes before having to take it out because it instantly started destroying the coral.

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    Which fish destroys corals?
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    It was a trigger fish. Pete said they kill fish too. There are a few different species of trigger fish and they all seem to do this


    this was the same as the one pete had - it went back to the aquatic centre. It wasn’t cheap either at 180

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    oh, wow. This fish breaks corals so easily.
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