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Dead fish

Postby BugHunter87 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 2:36 pm

What do y'all do when you have a missing fish and you can't find it anywhere short of pulling out everything in the tank? I haven't seen a small demasoni in weeks or a clown loach in 3 days. Could they have been entirely eaten? They were too big to be swallowed in one gulp.
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Re: Dead fish

Postby Fishnut71 » Tue Jun 30, 2015 3:54 pm

Most likely died and been picked clean by the other tankmates.

CL could be just hiding somewhere
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Re: Dead fish

Postby DJRansome » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:59 pm

If it's a big tank and my water parameters are OK I might just wait and see. If it's a small tank I'd pull everything out.
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Re: Dead fish

Postby sirdavidofdiscus » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:18 am

check the floor around and under the tank. And around the house if you have dogs or cats. Ionce found the corpse of a Jack dempsey under my bed. The dempsey tank was across the hall. My guess is it jumped and the dog started playing with it.
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Re: Dead fish

Postby BugHunter87 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:37 pm

The clown loach actually appeared this morning. I put him in a fry catch to recover...he doesn't look beat up, but doesn't look good either. I think the Demasoni was too small and got eaten.
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Re: Dead fish

Postby elbmek » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:33 am

I used to have a huge clown loach but never saw him, behind driftwood is a piece of down pipe, he sits in that all the time, with a minature (! - 5 inches long!) plec. Just put a new small one into my community, 2 days ago, still not seen!
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