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jovolover55
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PostPosted: 2007.01.28(Sun)10:49    Post subject: Missing cichlid Reply with quote

Crying or Very sad
Hi all,
I am new to this site.
I want to ask I have a cichlid tank, I noticed yesterday that one of my female convicts are GONE!!!!
I searched everywere in the tank and she is not there?
Where could she have gone?
She is too big to get eaten by anyone else?
Please help
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.28(Sun)10:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably eaten, even if the others are small, they will still eat a dead fish. The other option is it is dead, and at the back of the tank, when a fish dies, they can lose their colour very quickly and can be hard to spot.

Bob
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jovolover55
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PostPosted: 2007.01.28(Sun)20:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Confused
No the fish did not die, I saw it yesterday am when she came to the top to feed.
She does have eggs in the log hollow, so I don't know where she would go.
There are a few of the fish that are her size and smaller, I doubt that she got eaten. I know for sure that she did not jump out there is just no way!
Thanks for your reply I appreciate it
Sandra
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)3:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Working on the methods of Sherlock Holmes "If you remove the improbable, all that is left must be fact". All I can say, is:

If she isn't in the tank.

Isn't dead.

Hasn't been eaten.

Isn't on the floor.

We have a crime on our hands, she must have been stolen.

Well it's that or she has moved herself to a new tank down the road Very Happy

Bob

PS I think I would search the tank again, and look in the hollow log.
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captainawesome
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PostPosted: 2007.01.29(Mon)4:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

check behind the tank, I keep all my tanks very well covered, in case someone decides to commit suicide, and one pleco, despite my best efforts, did it any way. I thought there was no possible way any fish could get out of that tank, but when my pleco didn't show for a week, I decided that was the only possibility, and low and behold, dried pleco jerky behind the tank. I still to this day don't understand how he did it. So don't rule it out entirely.
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