While on a recent trip, I got a call from my pet sitter. Apparently we had a bit of a tragedy in my salt water aquarium.
All my fish died. Actually nearly everything in the tank died.
It all started with the death of one of my sea urchins. While sad as that was, what made it a tragedy was that sometimes sea urchins release a toxin when they die. And this toxin is toxic enough to kill everything in the tank.
My starfish. My crabs. My fish.
Everything, that is, except bristle worms. (For purposes of this article, it’s enough to know bristle worms are terrible pests in salt water environments and they sneak in from other necessary items you add to the tank.)
My pet sitter worked for years at a pet store, and completely cleaned out the tank — changed the water, cleaned the filter, etc.
And what she discovered was that [Read more…] about What Dead Fish Have To Do With Your Business