What did I say about Jinxing the tank? Why, oh why, did I have to say that all the fish looked settled earlier on in the week?! That statement turned out to be the kiss of death because when I got up this morning one of the Red Spot Cardinalfish was gone. I checked carefully inside and outside of the tank for evidence of a body but couldn't find any. Yesterday it was absolutely fine, fat and healthy looking swimming along with its friends and today it's vanished. I can't say that I'm entirely surprised as I have read of this happening in many other reef tanks but after 7 trouble free weeks I was beginning to think that I was going to be lucky. There is a tiny voice at the back of my head shouting "but what if the Balanophyllia ate it?". I mean I add the coral and 3 days later a fish goes missing, what are the chances of that? I know it's unlikely but still I can't help but wonder. I really, really hope that I don't lose any more of my lovely Cardinals.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I live in Derby, UK. I am a self-confessed reefaholic!