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Help, how do i find a dead fish???

I guess my tank is now turned into a forest and I cannot find a fish I think has passed away. He was acting weird Saturday, and when i fed them Sunday he never cam up for the food. I searched for over an hour and cannot find him. How long will it take before he floats? Will he damage my tank if I cannot find him, and how long will that take.

The dead fish is a 1-1.5inch gold barb
His tankmates are clown barbs, gold barbs, chineese alge eaters, bristle nose pelco, and flying fox.
75 gallon tank well planted
fluvel 4XX filter.

What should I do?
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If you have snails I wouldnt worry about it. He will likely be eaten up by them. If no snails then im not sure because im not lucky enough to not have snails

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If you have CAE's wait a couple of days. You'll catch them chowing down on the dead fish.

Mine seem to love dead fish when they find them.

I woke up one morning and realized my living room turned into a fish store!!! HELP!!!!
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I wouldnt worry about a fish that small in a tank that big. You'll find him floating or your other fish will take him apart before he can float. I've lost bigger fish in smaller tanks only to find bones and no noticable chemical swings weeks later.
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I have both, so I shouldn't worry?
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it happens in the wild

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it happens in the wild
Yes, but the wild doesn't worry about cleaning out a filter every other month, water changes, dosing daily, and plants actually grow without someone pulling their hair out!

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I wouldnt worry about a fish that small in a tank that big. You'll find him floating or your other fish will take him apart before he can float. I've lost bigger fish in smaller tanks only to find bones and no noticable chemical swings weeks later.
Ditto for me.

Dont worry about it. If you find him floating, obviously remove him. If you never find him, he was lunch.


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None of my dead fish ever float.
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Yes, but the wild doesn't worry about cleaning out a filter every other month, water changes, dosing daily, and plants actually grow without someone pulling their hair out!

Think karma hit me. Went home last night and found dead guppy laying in bottum of tank. Made me smile thinking about this thread.

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