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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-09-2007, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Fish getting lost in a blackhole ?

ok im kinda mad now in the past month a discus, 3 rams and 5 ottos have all dissapeared without a trace... i have found no bodies nor have i found and fish on the floor.. they are not in the tank anywhere belive me and i have no dogs or cats or any other animal that might try to eat them. My room doesn't smell like dead fish and my tank doesent smell fishy either. I think there must be some kind of black hole in my aquarium ?

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4 discus ( 1 disapeared )
3 rams ( 3 disapeared )
5 cories ( i think 1 might be missing but not sure)
15 ottos ( 5 disapeared )

so i doubt the bodies could have been eaten.


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I've had that happen several times and I'm convinced that it was the extremely large population of snails that I had. I've heard they can make pretty short work of a body, especially if it died in an area you don't see easily. The discus seem awfully large to disappear so quickly though. I'm thinking my cories may have been responsible for some scavenging too but, I was never really sure. Hope you find the culprit!
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Which snails are completely non carnivorous and won't scavenge bodies, eggs, or fry?

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I have noticed fish missing before and I found them behind my tank sometimes I found them in my stand as when they jumped out they flipped into the stand of the aquarium because most stands have open backs.
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ive checked the back of my stand under my bed behind the book shelf heck i even made the effort to clean up my entire room looking for them! i dont have snails either thay just cant live in a kh of 2 and ph of 6.0


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Hmmmm....That reminds me of when I had 2 Otos, 2 Neon Tetras, and a betta go missing in my tank. I found the Betta on the ground but never found the others. Still a mystery to me. I hope you figure this out.

Oh and this all happened in a 10g!


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ive checked the back of my stand under my bed behind the book shelf heck i even made the effort to clean up my entire room looking for them! i dont have snails either thay just cant live in a kh of 2 and ph of 6.0
Yes they can. And they do.
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well none or very few live in my tank but theres lots shells left that have holes in them and are paperthin from the acidity.


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Do you have a canopy? Or a piece of glass between your light and the tank? I have found fish dried up in my lighting fixtures before...
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canopy is very open nothing could really get stuck anywhere... i checked that also anyways.


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A black hole could be an explaination. Or maybe a worm hole.


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i was going to say worm hole but i thought people might confuse it with a real worm hole


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Maybe the other fish scavenged it? A discus is a little too big to account for, but still, maybe the other fish in the tank got to it.

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No jealous neighbors - that may have just acquired a few new fish? LOL ... If they didn't jump out then they are in there somewhere. Do you have ornaments or Driftwood with places they could get stuck or hide under when dead? They have to be in there.
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