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Old 10-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #1
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Mysteriously missing a fish


Just noticed that I seem to be missing one if the female gourami that I had in the tank. She was def the smallest of the three but the prettiest silver.

A couple spot checks under driftwood and such and under the stand have not revealed her and no leftovers from the shrimp cleaning up afterwards.

Just one of those mysteries.....
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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Last time I was missing a fish it ended up my net. Was too late before I figured that one out. Also lost a rainbow shark once. Turned up in my cats puke a few hours later.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:19 AM   #3
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Fish can wind up in odd places just to mess with our mind! Had a fish go missing and when finally found it had someway landed on the 1/2 wide portion of stand sticking out behind the tank. How can a 1/2" wide fish stay on a narrow ledge without flopping off?//

I have learned I have to check rocks and decor VERY carefully so that a BN is not hanging on inside somewhere.
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:20 AM   #4
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Yeah I have no clue how long she has been missing. With 40+ fish I don't see them each every day. Maybe it was last water change. It wasn't the normal process so maybe I missed her. well with just the two females left I might try to trade in at the lfs for some Bolivian rams. though my rcs may not appreciate it
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:49 AM   #5
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I have the same problem right now, I have two red whiptail catfish. And I cannot find them for the life of me
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:57 PM   #6
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Yeah they little guys def like to keep me in my toes. Just need to add more plants so I notice less
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:02 AM   #7
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Well mystery solved. Saw a tiny bit of bones tucked under the corner of the driftwood. Not sure if it as illness or if she got herself stuck. Either way the shrimp cleaned up
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