Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-15-2010, 04:56 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
Missing Fish!

I purchased an Albino BN Pleco about 10 days ago. I did a PWC 3 days ago and afterwards he was fine stuck to the glass like normal. That was the last time I have seen him. Last night I moved the decor and driftwood around in the tank to see if I could find him and hes gone! I have no idea what has happened to him and its really bugging me. I dont think he was killed or anything.. But its really getting to me how he has just disappeared.

Its a 55g tank and my current stock is:
8 Serpae Tetras
4 Bronze Corydoras
6 Kuhli loaches
1 red tailed shark
4 Plattys
3 Mollies.

If anyone has any input or reasoning I would love to know. I figured he would pop up somewhere but like I said I couldnt find him anywhere! I dont want to go back to the lfs and purchase another one if the same thing is going to happen.

thanks
__________________

__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
Do you have the tank covered well?
__________________

yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 06:37 PM   #3
HN1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
HN1's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
Any hollow places (in driftwood, resin decor, rocks, etc) accessible?
__________________
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 06:44 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
yenner, The tank is fully covered, There is a few openings on either side of the HOB filter, I checked the floor all around the the tank and didnt see anything.

Len, I tood all the decor.. driftwood logs... etc. and picked them up looked inside them and put them back. from what I can tell the pleco isnt in any of them. I am going to look again now.
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 06:58 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
Really weird. If you do find him you should name him Houdini.
yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 07:09 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
Just got done looking again, Didnt find anything.. hes not on the floor anywhere around the tank, not in any decor, I even took the filter media out of the filters to see if he was in there, but no luck.

Its ironic. We have a cat named houdini, He is named that because when he was at the vet when we were adopting him, he would always find a way to exscape out of his cage. I think its just a freak thing, Next time I go to the lfs I will purchase another one. If the same thing happens then I think we will have a murderer on the loose!
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 12:36 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
Houdini cat ate Houdini pleco. That's my theory.
yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 02:33 AM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Jason7894561230's Avatar

POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Wollongong, Australia
Posts: 3,332
Maybe he is just hiding i didnt see mine for a while when i first bought him
I like that Houdini
__________________
If you ever need help just message me
Have you given Any Thanks lately? If not, do so!

Jason's Profile Page
Jason7894561230 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 08:26 AM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
cabezon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tampa FL
Posts: 1,010
if there is a hollow in the wood, he is wedged in there. Leave out some food at night and you will see him.
__________________
cabezon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 10:17 AM   #10
HN1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
HN1's Avatar


 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Ga
Posts: 8,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by cabezon View Post
if there is a hollow in the wood, he is wedged in there. Leave out some food at night and you will see him.
I agree. The reason I asked about the hollows, I lost several large loaches for months. Rescaped the tank and pulled out a resin "rock pile". They fell out into the bucket only after all the water was out of it. Try to bait him at night, if that doesn't work houdini may be at fault.
__________________
Question everything you see on the internet. ~ George Orwell
HN1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 11:26 AM   #11
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
what type of food should i drop in there to bait him? I have algae wafers and shrimp pellets but those get devoured pretty quickly by the cory's and kuhli loaches, even when i drop them in after dark.
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
Have you tried looking for him late at night? With all the lights off, especially when the tank AND room lights are off, I'll see my pleco sneak around the aquarium. He must think nobody is watching but I know what he's up to in there.
yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 03:04 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
i havnt but i juts think its wierd i havnt been able to see him at all anywhere for 4 days now.
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 05:29 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
Try that method then. They'll hide until they feel it's safe.
yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2010, 10:05 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
No luck finding him tonight. My mom and me are going to the lfs tomarrow. I think I will just buy another and if he does re-appear the 2 wont be horrible, or I have another tank to re-locate too. I will keep ya updated if anything changes
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2010, 08:51 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
well guys, went to the lfs today and bought 2 more BN pleco's, 1 albino and 1 normal black. Hopefully I got lucky and got a male and female they are still young to tell so I guess time will tell. Hopefully I have better luck keeping these 2 in the tank this time!
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2010, 11:16 AM   #17
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
yenner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 152
How are your levels? This is just a guideline but keep watch. I'm not an expert by any means but this seems like a lot of fish. Plecos produce some serious waste. In my 55g I have 2 goldies, 4 panda corys, and 1 pleco.

The BN plecos can grow to 5" I believe. You are probably ok, but just keep up with the water changes and watch your levels.

Good luck with the new fish!
yenner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2010, 12:45 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Webster, NY
Posts: 59
My levels are good, I have plenty of filtration with 2 Marineland Penguin 350B filters pluse a UGF. I had a stock list on aqadivsor.com done while the tank was cycling a few months ago. Everything has been planned out and done correctly. I do a 20% to 30% water change every week. Everything has been extremly stable so far, I have been adding fish about every other week. 2 to 4 at a time. The tank is just about complete, Im looking to add some bolivian rams as the center piece and then my stocking will be complete.
__________________
Coyote5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #19
Great white snark
 
DragonFish71's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Posts: 6,563
I maybe see our albino chocolate pleco once a month, twice if I'm lucky. She doesn't like to be out in the open except for at night when the day lights go off and the moon lights come on.
__________________

__________________
Jamie.... "The fingers of natural selection are hovering over the delete button."
AA community rules: https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...ork&page=rules

AA ToS
https://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums/misc.php?do=sknetwork&page=tos
DragonFish71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
missing, missing fish

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Missing fish sniper Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 12 05-04-2010 07:15 AM
Missing fish bobothefish Saltwater Reef Aquaria 7 09-11-2009 02:37 PM
Missing Fish Sir Ottis Saltwater Reef Aquaria 2 04-25-2009 08:44 AM
Missing Fish nsu7 Saltwater Reef Aquaria 10 06-06-2005 03:21 PM
missing fish Grumpy Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 11-30-2003 08:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.