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Old 05-02-2004, 02:03 PM   #1
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How long does it take for a fish to decay?

I know this sounds sorta nasty...but I have once again lost a fish in my tank and have no idea what happened to it.

I went on this little road trip with some friends for 3 days, had my mom feed the fish for me, and when I came back, my HUGE orange fantail was GONE! Now, this fish could'nt have jumped out, there is no way, it is just too big. I've taken everything out of the tank so far, and it isn't in there anywhere, not around the tank on the floor, nothing....

So could it have died, and completley decayed in less less than three days? That is my only guess, but it seems as if people are coming in to my room when I leave for a couple of days and taking my fish!

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There is no possible way that it could have completely decayed in 3 days.

Either it died and your other fish ate the remains, or someone really is taking your fish. If a fish that size died and decomposed in your tank your levels would be amazingly high, especially ammonia. Are they normal?

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Old 05-02-2004, 03:14 PM   #3
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Where were the cats during all this?
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Where were the cats during all this?
That is what I thought at first, but I am positive that there is no way that the cat could have gotten in to this tank. It is my 55 gallon, there is no opening bigger than 1/2 inch...so I ruled them out...

Anyways, problem solved now. I was taking everything out to clean my tank and found the poor guy...looks like he got stuck in my driftwood log... Not a pretty site...

A couple of weeks ago I found one of the other goldies that got stuck in my other log and had to help get him out. They just seems so dimwitted when it comes to trying to swim through things that they are too big too swim through... Anyways, thanks to flipz and menagerie for the responses.

BTW: The goldies will be no more as of Tuesday when they are going in to my elderly neighbors pond. We were "fence talking" Sat. and he expressed how much he likes the fish, and how he wants more, so I said, "you can take mine" so he agreed, and they are going in Tuesday, so no more getting stuck in my 55 gallon tank with the decorations, now they can grow big and swim free!
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Oh and BTW: Thanks Flipz for that...I didn't even think of checking the levels. They all checked out ok surprisingly, ammonia was for once detectable, which it usually never is, so that was my cue to check again, and I found the poor thing....
It was beginning to decay, but as of when I found it was pretty much in tact...
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Anyways, problem solved now. I was taking everything out to clean my tank and found the poor guy...looks like he got stuck in my driftwood log... Not a pretty site...
I'm so sorry to hear that Devilish.


So, are you going to get an oscar????
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So, are you going to get an oscar????
No, the goldies were actually temporarily residing in my 55 gal tropical tank. I have a few other things in there, an angel, 3 australian rainbows, some rasboras, 2 pictus cats, and a few cories. I have wanted silver dollars for a while, and now that I got rid of the goldies, I will have some room! Hallelujah!

So we'll see, as much as I want one, I wont be at home for too much longer hopefully, will be transfering colleges next year, and I'll have enough trouble talking mom and dad into taking care of my turtles and fish now as it is...
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Sorry to hear about your loss, but luckily for your tanks sake you found it!

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