I just lost my first fish.
I added a Diamond Sleeper Goby to my tank on Saturday and today it turned up dead. I came home from work to find my Kole Tang eating from the carcass. Gruesome. I don't know what went wrong.
My tank stock includes:
2 Ocellaris Clowns
1 Kole Tang
4 Green Chromis
2 Fire shrimp
Assorted snails and hermit crabs.
My water parameters are outstanding: no ammonia, no nitrite, roughly 10 ppm Nitrate. Ph at a stable 8.3 and Specific Gravity at 1.025. I don't keep corals so that's all I check for but all the rest of my fish are very happy, thank you very much.
The Goby seemed to establish itself just fine. It found a spot in the rocks, dug up a bunch of sand to make a hole for itself, etc. It came out to eat on Sunday. I saw it on Monday but it didn't come out and eat. I didn't see it at all yesterday and then today its dead.
Would the Tang have attacked it? Any ideas on cause of death? etc? Suggestions?
Stinks to lose such a cool fish.