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    Unhappy Powerheads are not good hiding places :(

    In my 20 years of reefing, I have never had this happen.

    I received a shipment from liveaquaria yesterday. I got one fish, the rest just cleanup crew and corals. I turned off the powerheads to acclimate. Long story short, after an hour, I didn't see the dotty back and thought he had went in the rocks. Turned the pumps back on, and my 12+ year old tunze seemed to hiccup as it stopped and restarted which it has never done before. I thought dang it, it is finally dying. And out shoots the pseudo. He twitched a bit and was having a rough time, and the other stripe dotty back took it as a perfect time to attack him full strength. I scooped him up and put him in the refugium once he popped out of the rock, after being chased out by the other pseudo.

    Will check if he made it or not when I get home. Pretty sure he didn't make it but am hopeful.

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    Oh man, hope he pulls through!

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    That explains how it happened. I hope he makes it.

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    I had that happen once with a blenny. Only he came blowing out in bits once the powerhead came on. I was horrified as the other fish went into a feeding frenzy. To this day, if I turn off the powerheads, I check for my small fish before I turn them on again.
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    I have had it happen to a royal gramma.
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    I have lost a purple dottyback, and an arrowcrab lost 2.5 legs and a claw to one.
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    BOD MEMBER sneezebeetle's Avatar
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    Never lost a fish to a powerhead....but definately a nem or two.

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    Yikes!


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