Consecutive Water Changes While Acclimating Fish

RookieTank

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So we finished our stocking today adding a pair of GBR. We did a 20% WC prior to adding them and API showed 0, 0, 05 Nitrates.

We cannot find our 7th black molly and fear he is dead behind a decoration. I want to do another 25% WC and rearrange the decorations looking for him. Will that stress out the GBR unnecessarily, or is it better to find a potential dead fish no matter what.
 

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I'd do another water change. A 45% total WC shouldn't hurt, especially if you have a trapped/dead fish.
 

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yes the sooner you get a passed on fish out the better as to not cause an ammonia build-up or spike from a decaying fish
 

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I frequently lose fish without realising it in a heavily planted tank but mollies are pretty big. if you have shrimp they will eat it.
 

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I don't usually freak if I can't find a single, small, fish. What size is the tank?
 

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