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Old 08-03-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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Missing fish

I have a 120 gallon saltwater aquarium. I had a blue Atlantic tang that was ok until he got big. I got rid of him back to the lfs. Since then I noticed in my tank I'm missing some fish. 1 6 line wrass and 2 chromis, a cleaner shrimp . I know the tang was stressing out my other fish. Is it possible that they died and my hermit crabs ate them. My wrass has been missing for 2 weeks and the chromis 1 week. My Atlantic tang has been gone for a week.

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Well my six line disappeared about a year ago as well and also some cleaner shrimp , My only suspect was a fairly large hermit crab but still not 100% sure what really happened , he has since been re-homed. I more or less chalked it to the natural life cycle on the reef.
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A fish being cleaned up before you even notice is usually pretty high as this is the reason we put them in our tank.
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I had a 4 in hamlet that died and the CUC took care of it fast I"ll say like in 8 hrs all that was left was a skeleton , hermits and snails made short work of it they work fast ,
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I had a cucumber, I haven't seen it in months, is it possible all these creatures die and it doesn't mess up my tank?

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I had a cucumber, I haven't seen it in months, is it possible all these creatures die and it doesn't mess up my tank?

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if you had all them fish die maybe your cucumber did mess up the water in your tank , fish don't up and die for the heck of it something killed them
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I still have 6 other fish they all didn't die. The 2 chromis and 6 line wrass were looking a little skinny, I'm thinking the blue Atlantic tang stressed them out. I do 25% wc every week. Maybe it is what it is and I'll wait to add another fish. I keep my tank pretty clean and maybe with all the hermit crabs the cucumber didn't have much to eat.

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I've heard stories of six line wrasses jamming themselves in the rock work, is it possible that your tang freaked it out and it's hiding?
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Well it has been about 3 weeks since I have seen him. I think he is a goner

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3 weeks He most likely was CUC lunch by now
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