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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-22-2014, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Endlers trapped in mosses

I found 2 of my endlers trapped in mosses and died. I didn't have a bunch of thick moss together, it was rather loose but still trapped my endlers.
Anyone faced the same situation?
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Are you sure they were trapped and not already dying?
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I only have moss growing on a few rocks in my Endler tank so its not a large mass amount. It seems possible they could have become tangled while looking for food... I would also just check your water parameters and such to make sure it wasn't some other issue and they just wondered into the moss.

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I'm not sure if the mosses were really the culprit. The mosses I have are anchor moss. I found 2 dead in the mosses.
To be safe, I have removed the mosses. I thought the fishes could swim through it, maybe I was wrong.
I'll monitor again for a few days....I just changed 20% of the water. How often do you change their waters?
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My endler tank is choking with moss and I've had no deaths in 9 months.

2 2.5s, 3 10s, 2 20s, 1 29. Low light, low tech. Ponds
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Agree with twenty...more likely something else is amiss.
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I'm not sure if the mosses were really the culprit. The mosses I have are anchor moss. I found 2 dead in the mosses.
To be safe, I have removed the mosses. I thought the fishes could swim through it, maybe I was wrong.
I'll monitor again for a few days....I just changed 20% of the water. How often do you change their waters?
It depends on how large your bioload is, how much you feed and whether or not you dose ferts. I do 50% water changes every week because I have a ton of guppies in my tank, AND I dose ferts using a modified EI schedule.
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While it would be kind of hilarious if endlers were such pansies that they got tangled up in moss and died, I highly doubt that is the case. It's just not how nature works IMO. You can be fairly certain they died and happened to find their final resting place in the moss.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 11:55 AM Thread Starter
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While it would be kind of hilarious if endlers were such pansies that they got tangled up in moss and died, I highly doubt that is the case. It's just not how nature works IMO. You can be fairly certain they died and happened to find their final resting place in the moss.
Okay, this is funny though it makes some sense too
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