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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-28-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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What happened to my guppy?

Every now and then, the population of nematodes in my fluval spec gets big enough so that it's noticeable on the glass walls of the tank. Because of this, I throw in a male guppy (not a fancy one) to eat the worms, then throw the guppy back into its original tank. I did this about 2 days ago, but when I woke up today, the guppy was completely gone. What could have happened to my guppy? Inhabitants are ~10 rcs, 1 nerite, and 1 ramshorn. There are only 2 explanations I can think of...1) the guppy jumped, but I can't find a body anywhere...or 2) the guppy died in the middle of the night and the rcs ate the body, but the guppy was completely fine 10 hours ago...any ideas? I just want some peace of mind. :O
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^ no curse! Found it...was a jumper...didn't think to look in a narrow space of ground between where the tank was sitting and where a cabinet was.
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I had a guppy a while back and mysteriously disappeared. I thought it had died and was eaten. 2 weeks later as I was doing maintenance on my tank and cleaning the HOB, I thought there was a piece of leaf in the filter compartment but then started wiggling. It was the missing guppy! He looked healthy, I guess it survived eating whatever was stuck on the filter floss.

I put him back and an hour later, he went missing again and found him in the same spot

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