Please Help! Where is my fish?

Gwenz
  • #1
PLEASE HELP! My Leopard Danio has disapeard. I've looked everywhere and I can't find him. :'( I checked the whole tank, the hood, the floor (incase he might have jumped out at some point) and the filter as one has got in there before.

I don't know what else to do. :'(

I don't know if this has anything to do with this but last night at around midnight I woke up for some reason and I heard a splash in the tank(My tank is in my room), and I noticed they have been chasing each other a lot lately. They were all there this morning before I went to school but one was missing when I got back just now, and my mum always checks during the day to make sure everything is OK and according to her everything was fine. :-\

Maybe this has something to do with it, I don't know. It's the same fish.



Please help. None of the others are acting any differently.  :-\

Thanks

Gwenz
 
mistycheri
  • #2
Do you have any caves in your tank? I have a female platy that likes to hide in a cave. This cave is made with a lot of room on the inside, so I sometimes have to tip it over to check and make sure she is in there and is okay.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
No I don't have any caves, but I have a little hole in one of my rocksl that they swim through sometimes, but I checked and hes not there or hiding in any of the plants. :'(

Gwenz
 
mistycheri
  • #4
Well, I've lost a fish a couple of times before, I mean I looked all over the tank with the airpump off, the filter off, so I could see thru the water better, and still not see the missing fish. Unfortunately, I would eventually find the missing fish laying on the bottom of the tank dead.   The gravel can camouflage the dead fish very well.

Hopefully, your fish has just found a really good hiding place.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #5
OK I'll keep looking just incase. :'(

Gwenz
 
mistycheri
  • #6
Keep your hopes up!!! And recount, recount, recount the fish! ;D
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #7
Ok. I will, everyones checking the tank and making sure it's not just me who can't see him but no luck.

Gwenz
 
ebbandflow
  • #8
Have you tried taking everything out of the tank? This might make it easier to find the lil buddy.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #9
Ok, but what about the other fish? Won't taking everything out make them stressed?

Gwenz
 
ebbandflow
  • #10
I don't know if it will stress them anymore then a water change but wait and see what some other people say.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
OK. Did you mean to take the gravel out too, or just the rocks and plants and things?

Thansk

Gwenz
 
ebbandflow
  • #12
rocks and plants... and things.
 
0morrokh
  • #13
Don't take out the gravel.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #14
Ok. I hope I find him but there's no sign of him anywhere. I'm going to take the things out 2day like you said to make a further check.

Gwenz
 
chickadee
  • #15
Gwenz-

I hope you find your fish. They can swim into the very smallest places and sometimes they die and get caught somewhere, but I think if he were dead your other fish would be reacting badly.

So I am hoping you find out that maybe you just counted wrong.

Rose
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #16
I wih I had just counted wrong. I've got everyone to count them to make sure it isn't just me, but I only had 2 Leopard danios and had 6 Zebra Danios, but now there is only 1 Leopard. :'( I think later I will try to do what ebbandflow suggested, and take everything out. I just don't understand what could have happened. ??? :-\

Gwenz
 
chickadee
  • #17
Well I lost an Oto once and he had gotten himsel wedged up inside of a plant. So when you do take everything out be sure and have a bucket of dechlored water next to your tank and wash and shake all the plants and things out in the water to make sure he isn't just caught in one of them. I didn't find my little guy until it was too late so I wanted you to have the benefit of my experience.

Rose
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #18
Ok, thanks. I'll do that.

Thanks for the advise.

Gwenz
 
ebbandflow
  • #19
good save rose... I'm sorry to hear that happened to you.
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #20
I took everything out and I shook the plants in a bucket of dechlored water like Rose said, but I couldn't find him still . I moved some of the gravel with my hand to see if he had got traped under the gravel somehow, but he wasn't there. Where is he? ??? :'(

Gwenz
 
chickadee
  • #21
Could he have jumped out of your tank? Have you checked the floor? EEK!

So sorry you haven't found him. I don't know what else to tell you.

Rose
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #22
I checked the floor but not there. This is really wierd. Hew can't have just vanished.... :-\

Gwenz
 
ebbandflow
  • #23
Sometimes when you stop looking for something, it just turns up. I guess what I'm saying is youve done all you can so keep takin care of your other fish and everything will work out for the best .
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #24
I suppose and can't do anything more than I have, and the others still need looking after, Maybe I'll get another one on saturday so the one Leopard danio I have left isn't alone.

Thanks

Gwenz
 
Joe G
  • #25
did you check the cover. maybe he jumped up where the lights are
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #26
Yep, there is no sign of him anywhere... :'(

Gwenz
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #27
I've bought a new Leopard Danio. He's setteling in fine. He's quite young and very active. The other Leopard Danio seems to be happy to have another that the same as him there.

Gwenz
 
chickadee
  • #28
Didn't you quarantine him, Gwenz? You may get by with it this time, I hope so, but it is always very important to quarantine new fish as one sick one can wipe out a whole tank and make you very sad.

They need to be in quarantine for at least 4 weeks even if you trust the store or person you get them from. The water they came from may be carrying disease that they don't know about. All tanks have the bacteria of the common fish diseases in them. It is up to us to keep the tank maintenance up and the fish healthy enough so that those bacteria don't take over. That is why it is especially important that we don't take chances with new fish.

Rose
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #29
My Q tank isn't cycled yet, so I couldn't put him in there. :-\ I suppose I should have waited until it was, before getting him.  :-[ My other Leopard Danio looked lonly, even though he is used to shoaling with the Zebra Danios.
I hope he'll be ok. The people at my lfs usually know what they are talking about. I spoke to someone different yesterday ( I've never seen him there before), and he said it would be ok. I guess I won't listen to him again. :-\ What should I do? Should I just leave him there?

Thanks

Gwenz
 
Butterfly
  • #30
Its been six days, surely he has been eaten by now. Sorry. Since you've already got the new fish in there go ahead and leave it just keep a close watch for disease. Now relax and enjoy your fish
Carol
 
Gwenz
  • Thread Starter
  • #31
Ok. Thanks for all the advise everyone.

Gwenz
 

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