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Old 12-30-2009, 01:39 PM   #11
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Not likely but if it did it will just decompose in there, polluting the water with nitrates. But fish typically stick to the intake filter if floating.
I do not understand what you mean??
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #12
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He means:
Its not likely that it is in your pump, but it it were, it would pollute the water.
Floating fish typically dont enter your pump system, instead sticking somewhere on the intake opening.
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Its not likely that it is in your pump, but it it were, it would pollute the water.
Floating fish typically dont enter your pump system, instead sticking somewhere on the intake opening.
Oh so like if i put my hand onto the wall, it is on the wall but it does not go through it. Like that?
The fish isnt actually on like my sponge on my filter - it could be in the tube?

It will have to wait until tomorrow, my fish all appear to be fine.
Nothing is different so it cant be that bad at present.
I was reading someone else who had the same thing happen.
They didnt get an ammonia spike due to the small size of the fish. Will see that the fish are like in the morning and will post something then, good or bad news.
If i turn off my filter - could the fish rise to the surface?
Thanks though, might need your help tomorrow :S
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Yeah, like if you tried to put your hand though the wall.
If you have a sponge on the intake, theres no chance it would be in the tube.
Keep in mind...4 gallons is an extremely small amount of water, considering what they have in the wild, and you will at some point experience an ammonia spike if it is lost and not eaten. Keep doing frequent water changes!
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So - i cannot find the dead fish so do you reccommend i do my normal water changes, every week - every 2 weeks?
Or should i do them more frequent for a while?

I am convinced it has been eaten because my DG is bloated and hadent been fed that morning when i got up so it got food from somewhere.
My algae eater is also alittle bit round so it too might have had a suck of the dead fish.
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An update on the dead fish.
We have located him half eaten on the bottom of the tank.
His tail was just sticking up among the rocks and we have finally found him this morning. Will remove him later on and do a water change tomorrow - its new years eve here so i wont be cleaning it out tonight.
Will do tomorrow though.

Thanks for all your help.
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You shuold probably get his body out ASAP. If he did have a disease or something, you don't want your other fish eating him and possibly getting it too.
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I will get him out in like an hour and a half
i'm out at the minute.
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We have just removed the dead fish.
We have taken him out and he was partially white.
RIP - Poor Fishie - Phoebe
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