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Offline mikeydog

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Emerald Crabs dying??
« on: November 21, 2003, 02:28:50 PM »
Anyone have any idea why all my Mythrax crabs died.  They died over a 6 month period, and every single one died the same way.  They all started turning white and then died.  Their little dead bodies looked white and bloated, they didn't taste bad though, so I'm not sure whats up.

Not a big deal, it's basically the only thing in my tank having any problems.

my parameters are as follows
80 F
1.26 sg
455 Calcium
8 dKH
I do add iodine and thats about it.

Thanks
Mike
125 gal (setup 11/02)
150lbs sand, 110lbs liverock
1.255sg 80F
40gal DIY Sump, ASM G-4 Skimmer
Duel Chamber MSS Calcium Reactor
2x250w DE 10k MH
1x250w DE 14k MH
3x165w VHO lighting

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Re: Emerald Crabs dying??
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2003, 06:26:31 PM »
Quote from: "mikeydog"
they didn't taste bad though, so I'm not sure whats up.


Did you eat them? :shock:

Have you tested for copper?
Also over dosing Iodine causes anthropods to shed their shells at fast rates, in fact it could kill them.

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Emerald Crabs dying??
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2003, 06:53:06 PM »
when is the last time you tested your Iodine and Iodate?...I have a test kit for that if want to do a test?
come over and see..:)

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Emerald Crabs dying??
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2003, 09:50:29 PM »
I have never tested for Iodine, I don't have that test kit..

Your not supposed to eat crab..??  I paid for em..  I didn't want them to go to waste...
125 gal (setup 11/02)
150lbs sand, 110lbs liverock
1.255sg 80F
40gal DIY Sump, ASM G-4 Skimmer
Duel Chamber MSS Calcium Reactor
2x250w DE 10k MH
1x250w DE 14k MH
3x165w VHO lighting