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Alright, recently I started a 70Litre 60cm tank, two of them infact, connected by a fish tunnel. They have both been running for a month together with 2 powerheads and one large overhang filter. So on 15 December I decided to go and buy a cleaner shrimp, ocellaris clownfish, and a cleaner wrasse. My reason for buying the cleaner wrasse was due to me seeing the wrasse eat pellets in the marine fish shop, the auntie demonstrated to me by putting in a pinch of pellets, it ate. When I came back, I dripped the fish and acclimated them to my tank which is at specific gravity 1.026 (I have not done tests regarding nitrate, hardness, nitrite, ammonia, and phosphorous). After releasing them into the tanks, the cleaner shrimp proceeded to hide behind the large piece of rock, occasionally peeking out. Clownfish went to the middle of the tank and started to move in that head-bobbing up and down swimming motion all clownfish seem to do. The cleaner wrasse just decided to swim all around the tank, and when the lights when out, the cleaner wrasse went and slept in the hole under my rock, I have some substrate. Now it has been 3 days and they all seem to be eating well. The cleaner shrimp comes out and takes pellets which flow low enough, and the clownfish eats the pellets that are in the mid-high part of the water column. The cleaner wrasse on the other hand, refuses to take pellets. For 3 days now it has been doing this. It seems like its about to go for the pellets, it swims toward it in an aggressive feeding way, but then, before its mouth comes within about 3 millimetres of the pellet, it turns away and goes for another pellet, it keeps doing this until all the pellets at the bottom, which the shrimp takes away and eats.. So far it has not eaten in 3 days, or as far as what I know. I know, idiotic impulse purchaser. I tried using fresh garlic and soaking the pellets. The clownfish becomes more hyperactive during feeding, but the cleaner wrasse's "eating" behaviour is simply sped up. I've hit a wall, I don't want to kill this little guy. So I called the marine shop, asking if they do fish returns or fish swaps. Nope, they don't, and they say "All fish shops usually never do this." Reason for this is because I frequently see forum topics and people posting things regarding Fish-returns and Fish-swapping. So all I can do now is to give this fish away for free, being that I do not have a tank with a large enough population of livestock to keep this little gem alive. Thanks for reading, if you want the fish just say it in your post or send me a private message. Although I am giving this fish away for free, it would be nice if I could get something that can help me in return, maybe something like a few clean-up crew members. (Sorry if it may not be in the right forum, I'm sort of new.)
Hello, I have these for sale: (1) Aqua Zonic T5 Aquarium lights x 2 sets Can fit up to 40cm tanks Individual switches 2 x 14W ligh tubes included Very good condition Price - $15 per set (2) Ocean Free Refillable CO2 canister Selling with whatever you see attached to the canister in the pic below Gauge shows CO2 level Price - $40 for all shown in the pic (3) Magnetic algae cleaner x 3 Price - $2.00 each Call/SMS 96886985 View/collect in the east area. Thanks for looking.