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Old 06/07/2020, 07:54 AM   #1
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RBTA'S spawning?

Woke up today with cloudy water and the tank smelling like dead fish.I have a tank with 30 plus RBTA'S.All of my fish are accounted for and i see there are no anemones shredded on any powerheads.Could the RBTA'S spawn and caused the water be cloudy.Have not seen this happen before.


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Old 06/07/2020, 02:52 PM   #2
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Yes, it could.

I had female clones spawn in my 65 gallon tank a few years ago.

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Old 06/07/2020, 03:48 PM   #3
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Yes, it could.

I had female clones spawn in my 65 gallon tank a few years ago.

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Did your water smell like dead fish?


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Old 06/07/2020, 03:56 PM   #4
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Did your water smell like dead fish?
Truthfully, I don't remember. But, since it's a dump of a lot of organic matter into the tank that immediately begins to decompose, I wouldn't be surprised by the smell you describe.

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Old 06/07/2020, 05:11 PM   #5
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Truthfully, I don't remember. But, since it's a dump of a lot of organic matter into the tank that immediately begins to decompose, I wouldn't be surprised by the smell you describe.

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Couple of years ago i seen a couple of them release what looked like smoke into the water but i don't recall any smell with it.How did you clear the water back up?


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Couple of years ago i seen a couple of them release what looked like smoke into the water but i don't recall any smell with it.How did you clear the water back up?
I did a large volume water change (like 25%) and let the skimmer handle the rest. It was clear the next day.

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I did a large volume water change (like 25%) and let the skimmer handle the rest. It was clear the next day.

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This evening the water is pretty clear.I started running carbon this morning and doing a wet skim.If i have to i will do a water change.Wish i knew what it was that happen.First thought it was a nem got shredded up by a powerhead but don't see any pieces floating around.


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Yup, RBTAs can spawn and will cloudy the tank just like in the pics above.

your tank has 30 nems? If there was a mass spawn event, the tank could definitely start to smell like death depending on the water volume.

large water change, wet skim, carbon will help.

i recently had a mass spawning as well, but i only have about a dozen, and they are in 300gallon display, so impact of the spawn was diluted. no smell.


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