Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 04-26-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney Australia : )
Posts: 348
Fish disappearing

In the past week I have had my scooter blenny disappear and then within 2days of buying 2 bangai cardinals, 1 is missing. I also had a scissortail dart fish disappear shortly after buying a pair. Tonight I saw my coral banded shrimp upside down on a rock and he went after my dotty back which was in between rocks close by. I have a pair of the shrimp and haven't had fish disappear prior to purchasing them. Are they attacking my fish of a night? I am constantly told they are scavengers but am concerned they are killing my fish when they are sleeping. I have researched them too and they are supposed to be peaceful but this one had his claws out and was chasing the dotty back. I can't find signs of my blenny or cardinal anywhere.
__________________

__________________
DI68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 11:04 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
tomtom14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 357
Do you feed your shrimp? When my shrimp wasn't fed it ate one of my hermit crabs. So maybe they where so hungry they had a couple of fish? I would check your filter/ skimmer in case the fish where sucked into. Otherwise I don't have a clue.
__________________

__________________
tomtom14 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney Australia : )
Posts: 348
Thanks. I couldn't imagine they would get sucked through the filter as it only has narrow slits. The shrimp eat pellets and frozen foods along with the fish.Maybe that's not enough? I'll check the care details on them again for feeding. Cheers
__________________
DI68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney Australia : )
Posts: 348
Ok I googled 'fish disappearing' and have been reading about conus snails which are predatory. My tank came with about 3 or 4 cuc which I think may be these snails. They bury under the sand and come running as soon as food is available. I will have a closer look tomorrow and post a pic. Hopefully someone can ID them for me.
__________________
DI68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 12:22 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Mebbid's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Michigan USA
Posts: 12,573
It's more likely that they went carpet surfing. There aren't a whole lot of predators that you could have that will eat shrimp. Although a mantis shrimp is a possibility.

The snails are very likely nassarius which behave the same way and are common additions to tanks.
__________________
"The simplest explanation for some phenomenon is more likely to be accurate than more complicated explanations." -Occam's razor
Mebbid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 07:02 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney Australia : )
Posts: 348
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mebbid View Post
It's more likely that they went carpet surfing. There aren't a whole lot of predators that you could have that will eat shrimp. Although a mantis shrimp is a possibility.

The snails are very likely nassarius which behave the same way and are common additions to tanks.

Thanks for helping out with the ID- I just googled nassarius and that's what I have. There is a large snail I have which has a high cone on it's back with a spiral pattern. It normally stays on the walls. Is that one safe for my fish too?
__________________
DI68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 07:14 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Sydney Australia : )
Posts: 348
It's ok- I have found a website with reef snails- it's a trochus
__________________
DI68 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-26-2014, 09:08 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
acolotto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 388
They're dead and prob got eaten by inverts
__________________
acolotto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 07:40 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
If it's not your water quality killing the missing fish it could be something that only comes out at night and attack when fish are not active. Try to use a flashlight at night. You might find something unexpected crawling things. Large bristle worms might be one of them.
__________________
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion". George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w86...A434PW3gEa1-QA
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2014, 09:42 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Redwolf91's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Ct, usa
Posts: 436
I've always had coral banded shrimp, they get grabby at times, but never actually got a fish. Doubt that's the cause, just imo. You have any anemones by chance?

Sent from my Z750C using Aquarium Advice mobile app
__________________

__________________
Redwolf91 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
app, fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! My fish are disappearing ellert Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 8 07-23-2005 05:19 PM
The disappearing fish. . . =( cJw Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 9 03-24-2005 04:38 PM
Invisible or disappearing fish! Habeas corpus Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 10 07-10-2004 03:35 AM
Disappearing Fish! adelinamz Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 7 04-14-2004 04:37 PM
Disappearing Fish ericsze Saltwater Fish Only & FOWLR 0 01-21-2004 08:46 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.