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Old 11-12-2010, 02:04 PM   #1
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Fish gone missing

A few weeks ago one of my Neons was dead and stuck in a plant so I knocked him out of the plant and went to get something to get him out. I can't find him. Then it gets worse: I started with eight fish, plus the dead neon and now I only have four and I can't find them. I'm not sure if the bigger rosy tetra is eating them before or after they die and I'm not sure what to do

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Old 11-12-2010, 03:16 PM   #2
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It's easy to lose small fish. Do you have snails in your tank? They'll make a small fish like a neon disappear very quickly. An occasional guppy dies in my tank and I don't even bother to fish it out. The snails and shrimp reduce it to a skeleton in a few hours.
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No it's just Tetras
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Old 11-12-2010, 03:46 PM   #4
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Some fish will eat dead/dying fish. My barbs will pick apart a dead fish in hours. They always go for the eyeballs first...weirdos.

Also, a small dead fish can rot away pretty fast in warmer water.

I've recently had a serpae tetra disappear on me. One day he was healthy, eating and swimming. The next day he was no where to be found. I hate spending an hour looking for missing fish and not being able to find any clues as to what really happened.
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They always go for the eyeballs first...weirdos.
Clearly the delicacy lol
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Well it's getting worse another one died and I found him. Not sure what's wrong, other than being dead and all he looks fine
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Is this a new tank? Are you using a canister filter? maybe check inside to see if they are all in there. Or also check behind your tank to see if they jumped out.

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Clearly the delicacy lol
Actually some cultures believe this a delicacy and they pay a premium for fish eyes.
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I've had the tank for almost a year now (got it for xmas last year) I took all the decorations out and now there are 3 left. I actually don't think it's possible to jump out (cover always on) but I'll check.
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