Can Rainbow Sharks Burrow in sand?

snowballPLECO
  • #1
Burrow in sand? I just picked up a rainbow shark, first he was in a little cove and now he's nowhere to be seen.. 55 gallon tank and I picked up every single decoration possible and still can't find him.
 
NavyChief20
  • #2
Dunno honestly. Its not out of the realm of possibilities but I don't think they are typically burrower types
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
He was in his cove for 10minutes then disappeared, he couldnt have jumped and if he did I woulda found him I searched evwrywhwre and the filter. really weird.. perfect water parameters too.
 
H Farnsworth
  • #4
How long has the tank been running? Also are there any places it could get wedged? I had two die from getting stuck in the exact same spot. Each time I couldn’t find them had to look closely.
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
I picked up all the decorations, I can do it again. Tanks been running for a while its got great parameters, pristine conditions. I just got this guy 2 hours ago
 
AJE
  • #6
What other tank mates are there any able to eat him?
 
H Farnsworth
  • #7
Mine were lost up inside a decoration
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
AJE
  • #9
How big are the fire mouthed and how big was the shark?
 
snowballPLECO
  • Thread Starter
  • #10
Update: He's back in his cove... lol, all my fish are juveniles so they can't really eat eachother just yet
 
NavyChief20
  • #11
Update: He's back in his cove... lol, all my fish are juveniles so they can't really eat eachother just yet
Secure from battlestations
 
H Farnsworth
  • #12
Good stuff. I love my rainbow shark. I’d say it’s the centerpiece fish in my tank, about 5 inches might go a bit more. I know I’ve seen them bigger than 5 inches.
 
AJE
  • #13
Were
Update: He's back in his cove... lol, all my fish are juveniles so they can't really eat eachother just yet
was he?
 

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