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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
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Pearl Danios eating other fish?

After being unable to do a deep clean on my main tank, I was working closely on it today and noticed rather than 5 Oto's and 10 ember tetras there were 2 Oto's and 6 embers. Could pearl danios have eaten these? Or could they have died without me noticing and been scavenged? I was under impression that the danios were peaceful, but since they're so much bigger...
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 01:40 AM
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When I had celestial pearls they wouldnt even eat the shrimp in the tank unless the caught a shrimplet out in the open. They will chow on a dead tank mate though. I suspect the other fish died from something else and became a midnight buffet for their old friends.
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I find cpd's rather choosy with their foods. If one of their tank mates had died, I would suspect the scavengers like ottos on the carcass sooner than cpd's. They are a peaceful breed that easily outnumber any other species of fish and shrimp in my tank and do not appear to harass any others from my experience. I spend a fair bit of time daily gazing into the tank... My moment of zen seeing them and my crypts grow slightly each day... Ahhhh....

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 02:54 AM Thread Starter
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Not CPD, regular pearl danios. I wouldn't suspect CPD's
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-23-2012, 03:03 AM
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They might, but Embers are so small the microorganisms could have decomposed them in just a couple of days. Also, so small that any blip in ammonia would have been removed by the plants.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-24-2012, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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That might be what happened Diana, thank you and the others for your feedback. Going to have to monitor things closer I guess and keep it less jungle like in there so I can see what's going on.
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