Seriously how many of you know you put a certain fish in a certain tank and just never saw it again?
Has happened to me once. Crazy.
I lost an extremely rare female like this when I moved her trying to save her... idunno if my tetras picked her apart or what. I never found a body
My Betta Spartacus flat out disappeared in one night. I fed him. I went to bed....20 hours later......gone. he was 2 years old. No....and I mean NO trace.
I swear it just happened I could only find 3 albino cories thought I had 4 cories until my son reminded me. I lost 1 in my mind. LOL
I've had two panda cories just vanish. No trace of their bodies. I think the amano shrimp and/or assassin snails got them.
I just cleaned my canister for the first time. I already thought I had a lot of cherry shrimp babies. Apparently I got a ton of them thriving in between the sponges and media. I even found a fish fry, which I promptly netted and put in my shrimp only walstad tank. I'm pretty sure it's a white cloud minnow.
My betta dissapeared.
My dad was fish sitting for me an I had an 8" dojo loach in a bow front 30g with sand. He spent half an hour looking for that dumb fish, then raked the sand with a coat hanger to try and find her for another half hour before giving up. (Yes I freaked when he said coat hanger) An hour later he went back down and she was sitting on the sand happy as can be. I used to have a 3" bumblebee catfish. It NEVER occurred to me for the longest time that *might* be why my danios kept disappearing. Now I think back on that and it's like "duh!" Even the Bumblbee I had recently would snatch up the neons when they got sick. They were the same size at the catfish. (Really small catfish)
There's a thought. I put a bumblebee in the same tank and I never see it either but I thought it was hiding from the breeding cockatoos. There's still plenty of surviving fry so I didn't think it would hurt.... but a catfish is a catfish!
Bumblbees have the protential to be really bad for that. They have such big mouths. Others like a Raphael don't have nearly as large of a mouth but I think they get bigger.
What do I care he's only eating $30 fish right???? Ha!
Yep, my kuhli loach vanished!
My baby mollies, wiggle, Alexa and Alonzo just disappeared. I knew Wiggle was ill and dying, but Alexa was a week old and Alonzo even less. I saw Alexa everyday for 3 days and then I only saw Coconut(Her sister). I assumed she died. Alonzo, I saw him for like 2 days and now I can only see a different little one in there. I'm not surprised, my mollies will eat them in an instant.
I heard a story about khulis that found their way into a undergravel filter... and bred in there! Totally unbeknownst to the keeper
Amano shrimp are really fast in dissapearing bodies.
Usually when a fish disappears you will see a very tiny bone. Not even that sometimes. Could be anything really. Mating, hiding, dying, can't eat, etc.
I'd search more aggressively but I don't wanna disturb everything. If everything else looks good it's just a weird case of the system balancing itself out
Can you believe I had a PLANT disappear?! Tall, delicate plant that I knew wasn't going to make it. The goldfish were messing with it. But I checked on it and the stem was strong. A few days later, a few leaves were floating around and the entire (5 inch?) stem and lower leaves were completely gone.