07-13-2010, 12:03 AM
So after watching the home run derby and a little bit of Jenny finch. I walked into my room and saw my golden midas blenny sitting in the bottom corner of the tank. I thought this was extremely strange since he never hangs out anywhere except is hole in the rock and the water column. I at first thought he was dead (after 2 years of ownership). Then i looked on the ground and my christmas wrasse was breathing hard on the floor! I scooped him up and held him in the tank in my hand. He was breathing but looked dazed. After about 2 minutes he bolted out of my hand but right into the side of the glass. He layed sideways on the bottom for another 2 minutes then righted himself and swam behind the rocks. I could see him for a little bit breathing hard and not looking so hot. What are his odds? I have no idea how long he was out of the tank for but i assume that him and the blenny got into a fight lenny (the blenny) was resting on the bottom and the wrasse was doing his thing on the hardwood. Does my little homie stand a chance?
07-13-2010, 12:17 AM
If he is breathing then he does have a chance. Not being smart I am just saying. I have read of them not breathing and being pushed back and forth for minutes until they start and actually pull through. They swim into everything and even upside down at first, but have made it.
The harrassment from another fish at this tome of weakness would be the main concern now that it is back in the water
07-13-2010, 12:21 AM
that is good to hear. thanks smoothie.
I had a clown that when I found him he was a little crispy but still alive. I threw him back in the tank and he swam into a couple of rocks and floated around and finally settled in some rocks. After a day, he was back to normal. Hopefully your wrasse will recover!!
07-13-2010, 6:16 PM
Thanks Jdabs. He was still moist when I found him and my Blenny was still breathing hard as well. They must have gotten into it right before lights out which was mere minutes before I walked into my room. I will keep you guys posted on the situation.
Yours did better than mine. I've had several fish commit suicide by taking the big jump. Usually by the time I found them they were literally crispy critters. Finally figured out I had a stowaway mantis shrimp terrorizing the tank. Things settled down after I got him out of there. Still breathing, no problem!
07-14-2010, 6:52 PM
we shall see. I didn't find a dead fish yesterday but still no sign of him. When i first introduced him to the tank about a month ago he stayed hidden for the first 4 days. So i have by no means given up. I picked up a top today as well :).
07-14-2010, 7:24 PM
I'd say he has a good chance. My wife caught a canary wrasse that carpet surfed here and it sounds almost like the same story. Good luck man, don't give up. Like you said, wrasses hide, so give it some time for it to get comfy to come back out.
07-14-2010, 7:47 PM
I hope he pulls through, about an hour ago my wife asked me if had seen the leopard wrasse, I found him close to 10 ft. from his tank. This was not a for sale fish, he WAS my buddy. :sad:
07-14-2010, 8:02 PM
.....also Lord let every ARC tank have a mesh cover Lord....