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We brought us home a sea cucumber last weekend. Put him in the tank, watched him puke his guts out, watched helplessly as all my fish died within 30 minutes :angry:
All the cussing and swearing I did could not save their lives.
Good news is, the cuke is healthy, and all my corals and anemones and other inverts are fine.
 

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Bummer about the fish. I didn't no cucumbers had toxic puke.
Sounds like a Troma film.. Maybe a quarantine tank would be an idea in future but not sure how practical it would be for marine.
 

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Yeah ive heard of several incidents of sea cucumbers doing this. Its best to watch them closely to make sure they settle in otherwise dissasters like yours can happen :(
 

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:( Sorry to hear of your troubles G.L. I've read about sea slugs and cucumbers doing this. I think you've been lucky with the rest of your livestock. ;) Mac.
 
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The little lady is generally more careful. We had just made an 800 mile trip to the airport to send daughter #2 to Denver, and had got the cuke on the way back. It was a 100 degrees outside and we were tired and cranky. She just acclimated the poor guy for temp, and nothing else. I am considering a Q tank now. Maybe an extra sump with an isolation capability.
Bigger problem is starting to look like a cyano bacteria bloom due to the radical change in my bio load and massive water change :(
 
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