Can sun coral kill little fishes?

yano

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Hi
I,m observed a few of my little fishes (C. Acanthops 1inch long, and little gobies and blenies 1 inch or less) disappeared in the last weeks.
Fishes are eating before disappear, and I don,t think are crabs or mantis shrimps in my tank. (I have very few rocks, and I have not introduced new rocks)
I,ve 2 sun corals with big polips open during the night (1 inch diameter of polips when open)...is posible It can eat or kill my little fishes?
Thanks
 

britreefer

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Hi Yano,

I have not had issues with fish loss before. The tubestrea species are opportunistic, polyps I have had in the past were quite sticky when the animal is healthy and for tiny gobies like you have I dont think it would be a stretch for them to be able to capture them. Especially when the gobies tend to sit on polyps a lot. try putting your colony in a refugium for a little while and see if it stops then you know your culprit. or check pump openings, those can be death traps for such small fish.
 

yano

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Thanks, finally tubastrea don,t was the killer...I lost other fish with coral in sump, and no more fish dead then. (I think about it was water parameters problem)
 
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