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Old 03-31-2012, 10:16 PM   #1
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Two Missing Damsel Fish?

I had in my tank one tomato clown, and three damsels. I had a horseshoe crab as well, but he's always burrowed for days at a time and I'm not too worried about him.

They all got along great.

The past couple days, I have been a little busy and perhaps wasn't giving them as much care as I should--I was taking SG tests and giving them flakes but maybe not enough.

Today, I noticed that the two smaller damsels were nowhere to be found. The largest damsel, for the first time, is coming up to the front and closer to the surface to get his food, while he would usually wait to grab a flake...
I rooted through the gravel, and I'm not seeing anything. No bodies, dead or alive.

So did the clown and the big damsel eat the others?
I think that's what happened, but I don't really know what to think!

Please don't rebuke me for not giving my fish proper care--obviously I've been taught a lesson!
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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Do u have an overflow box he could be in there
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:07 PM   #3
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That's the beauty of saltwater. I've lost fish im sure everyone has but one things certain u will never find them. I don't think going a couple days without feeding will hurt I feed once every two to three days. Its one if those things that's unexplainable. Though a lost is a lost. Just be thankful it wasn't two 80 dollar tangs.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:20 PM   #4
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Yup it sure is
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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It happened to one of my Blue Damsels... One day, he was hiding in the rocks. Next thing ya know, POOF! Gone without a trace!
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #6
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That's gotta suck I kinda hope that happens to my damsel cause I really don't want him cause I'm going to be getting a pair of clowns
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Old 04-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #7
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To be completely honest, my two clowns played with him at one point. I feel as though I have some imobster fish. I believe he played Jimmy Hoffa. I'll make you a deal you can't refuse....
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:00 PM   #8
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Haha ya really I might go see if my lfs want to do a trade cause I got a sergeant major damsel
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #9
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Are they bad?
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #10
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No, not really but I only have a 20 gal so I don't want to put to many fish in there
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