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 01-20-2013, 02:51 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, England
Posts: 47
The curious case of the missing fish

Hi All,

I have a 55 litre aquarium with about 6 or 7 kg of live rock which has cycled. It currently has a blue legged hermit crab, a snail and a few coral frags. Yesterday I added my first fish to this tank, a small Randalls shrimp goby which was about 1 and a half inches long. I introduced it the same way I have done before with my other tank, at first the fish was completely fine and was acting the same way it had been at the shop. Later on when I was just about to go to bed I looked in my tank to try and find my fish, it was hanging about at the top of the tank near the water inlet, it was breathing and I thought nothing of it. When I woke up I looked in the tank and couldnt find him, for about 2 hours I looked for him, in the end I took all the rock out to try and find him but he wasnt there. I would like to point out that the tank has a tight fitting lid so he couldnt jump out anywhere and there were no chunks of fish flesh or anything floating round the tank. I spoke to the aquatics centre today and they said that in larger systems with lots of live rock it is possible for a fish to break down overnight but as my tank isnt very large that would happen. Has anybody got any ideas on what could have happened?

Many thanks,

Daniel Bell
__________________

__________________
DPB94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Odds are its dead and it was either eaten and decomposed, or sucked into the filter or something
__________________

__________________
Nu-Nu the eel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-20-2013, 03:06 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, England
Posts: 47
Well I thought it was dead too but theres nothing in there to attack and eat it, the chances of it being deconposed in a matter of hours are small and the way the filter is I would have seen some reminants of him. Are there any other possibilities?

Daniel Bell
__________________
DPB94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fish, missing, missing fish, rio

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








» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:01 PM.


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