Sorry but i have to say this, you should'nt have put a Bat fish in a 3 month old tank, Infact these fish should'nt be put into a home Aquarium as they will grow far to big, they can also eat invertebrates corals and anemones, it does sound like swim bladder problems, if he is not treated he will die. if you have inverts in the tank then you will have to get a medication that states it is safe for inverts, even if you had a quarantine tank the chances of him surving would be slim because the stress alone of catching him and placing him into another tank could well kill him let alone the treatment, it is a fact that a lot of marine fish do not respond well to treatments. sorry i cannot be of more help.
chris is correct in saying Seahorses should be kept in there own, they are very slow feeders and will not get a chance to eat with other fish in the tank and will starve to death, also they dont like strong current.
burkey wrote: one thing about homebreed is that they dont have there sugary membrane on its skin so it wont mix with anenomes easily another is that they are much paler but there still one of the best fish. even though finding nemo has ruined there reputation a little bit.
there is no such thing as a sugary membrane, most clown fish tank bred or wild caught will bond either with Anemones or any coral, we have a pair of tank bred clowns that have bonded with a pussy coral, clowns can live quite happily without Anemones. Infact they have been known to bond with power heads before, IMO Anemones are best left to the Experienced reef keepers as they are not easy to keep and sadly a lot of them will die in our tanks.
at last someone else who loves snakes lol we do intend to breed them when they are old enough so i'm lookig forward to that and that is true they are warm soft and cuddly people laugh when i say i cuddle my snakes lol
I dont no if anyone here likes Snakes, but i love them i have 2 royal pythons, Monty is the female and she is 11 months old now, i got her from an hatchling, Reggie is the male and he is about 6 months old i have only had him for about 3 months, here a few pics of them both
This is the viv although we are in the process of making a bigger one for them,
no but i will tell him, he has been into photography since he was a young boy and has took some realy fantastic pics, this is one of my favs that he took, it is one of our Mithrax Crabs on the orange Ricordea.
i would'nt have said its got a long way to go because it is now a mature reef, but the corals have got to fill in, plus we have a few more corals to get. both myself and my husband are very pleased with it we are at the moment deciding if to add more LR and raise the left side of the rock work higher up, as we are wanteing to add more hard corals. plus this next month we are going to be doing a frag tank that will sit under the cabinet next to the sump so lots of plans still in the making