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Old 08-30-2005, 09:52 PM   #1
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....Fish is missing...trying to move tank -- Death toll:4

I was trying to catch all my fish and dump the water out of the 10 gal because I wanna make space for tomorrow when I get my 20 gal and one of my gold longfin danios is completely missing, I have no idea where it is. Some of the danios were jumping against the side so I'm thinking he jumped out but I can't find him ANYWHERE! *panics and keeps looking*
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Once, one of my fish managed to jump out of the tank. It had to be several weeks later that I found a dried up raisin of a fish. Prepare yourself for a grizzley discovery if it jumped out.
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I know...I've had MANY a danio do this to me before...infact....I found out where my other one that randomly disappeared.... *throws it away* >_< blech... I can't find him though, and I've looked everywhere I can think of... poor fish....
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Make sure you stick any decorations you had in the tank in a bucket of water. It can be very hard to spot a fishing hiding in some decorations. Did you empty the gravel? Hopefully you didn't accidently bury him alive in gravel while emptying out the tank. Keep hope alive though you'd be surprised how many missing in action fish turn up later like nothing happened.
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UGH! I think my neon tetras are dead now!
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Dang it they are >_< ..... T______T Why didn't I just do this tomorrow....
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Wait.... one's reviving....
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Give them a bit of time...neons and cardinals do not like being caught and will often play dead for several minutes.
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No... I was stupid enough to put them in this little tank (with regular tank water and some other fish) not thinking they don't have labrynth organs like my other fish and they were in it for about 10 minutes while I was filling up the 10 gal, no oxygen and 2 are dead, they're not coming back
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10 minutes wouldn't be enough time for them to die from lack of O2. They may be playing dead. Stir up the water and see what happens.
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