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Old 01-26-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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Disappearing Fish!!

So i did some tank maint. the other day. The usual water and filter change. Well, i went to work and took a look at my dwarf gouarmi to make sure he was still ok after the water change (since hes only a week old in that tank) and he was fine swimming around all happy. I came home about 8 hrs later and checked in there again.....GONE!!! I looked everywhere in the tank (not hard since its only 10 gal) I checked all around the tank to see if he had jumped out and found nothing. There is a 3 in by 1 in hole that the HOB filter shares and would be the only way for him to jump out. Now the wierd thing...i looked everywhere around the tank and didnt find him. My only explination is that he had to jump out of the tank and clear about 3 1/2 feet of counter to make it to the floor and inevitably the dogs mouth.

Anybody experiance this with a DG?
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I've experienced it with an auratus... Check all the little places in the tank though, when i first started, i found fish in some of the oddest places
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did you check inside the filter? I recently had a clown do a similar trick about two weeks ago. Still hasn't shown up, so I am leaning towards the permanent disappearing trick. You would be amazed how far they can move though once they get out of the tank. I have never had a DG, but I know most fish don't really plan ahead about what is the best way to escape their tank...
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Thing about the filter is, the intake for it has slits that not even a neon could fit through, but i did check it anyways.

I took all the decor out and checked in and around anything i mean really hard cuz my wife was freakin out (her fav. fish too)
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could it have been eaten?
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could it have been eaten?
By neons? I hope not..haha i didnt see a spec of debris (fish particles) cuz like i said i cleaned it earlier in the day so everything was really clear.
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oh, if its just neons in the tank, i seriously doubt it then. Just keep a check on your parameters just in case it is hiding in there somewhere, you'll see the ammonia spike in a few days if it is. If you checked it though, id put money on the dogs. You could always smell their breath..
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haha my wifes pocket dog is the only one allowed in the kitchen so i told her its her duty..haha
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Well, I will tell you that my DG can jump! He does it when he wants food. BUT, they are really good a hiding too.
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I don't think the dog would actually eat a fresh live fish...unless it was starving. Maybe the dog played with it while it flapped around, then hid it some where around the house when it died.
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