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Exclamation Missing Fish!

So, I added a few new tankmates, and I'm starting to regret it

I've recently (2 weeks ago) added: 1 dojo loach
4 days ago I added:1 sitimuki(sp?), 6 cardinal tetras.

As of now, I'm missing 2 cardinals, an otto (the other otto turned up dead), 2 cory Julliis, and one of my blak skirt tetras has some sort of swollen wound, or possibly a fungal infection near its head.

I also have a massive ramshorn outbreak, with hundreds of them (I have a 38g tank) hence the sitimuki.

so it is possible they've been hiding...My albino bristlenose pleco hid for more than a month without me seeing him(her?). What should I do??

Also, would it be ok to put anti-fungal meds in for that lone tetra, just in case??

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Ramshorn breeding bloom tend to happen when there is an abundant food source, too much food or decaying organic matter. That might be a sign to cut back the feeding, do some maintenance and a water change.


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Ramshorn breeding bloom tend to happen when there is an abundant food source, too much food or decaying organic matter. That might be a sign to cut back the feeding, do some maintenance and a water change.
I mean, I feed once a day, and I have some medium sized fish to feed...I don't feel like I'm putting in too much food?

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Is there any way the ramshorn could be eating the deceased?...

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Yes, ramshorns will eat dead fish and they will suddenly disappear.


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Will they...kill the fish if they're hungry enough? Looks like I need some more sitimunki loachs and assassin snail B-)

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