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post #1 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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where did they go?

Hi guys. i havent used this forum for quite a while but have a mystery that needs solving. i have some 4 week old platy fry in a floating trap. i started with 20.......3 days ago down to 7 and today theres only 5!! wat on earth has happened to them, theres no dead ones. they are all healthy. i am not new to this and it has never happened before. i wonder if the fish are sucking them through the holes??hmmmmmm.....
grateful for any insight, would like not to lose the last of them.....

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post #2 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 01:06 PM
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Are they able to swim out of the top?

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post #3 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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i wouldnt say so, there is a couple cm gap out of the water....there is definately no chance these guys would survive in the wild of my tank....i have noticed the other fish sucking around it tho.
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post #4 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 02:27 PM
well i think they have been escaping from the holding tank through the holes

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
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post #5 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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they are bigger than the holes!! thats why its so strange that they have vanished...maybe the plecs are sucking them out?
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post #6 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 02:52 PM
eeww..i just scooped out 30 or more of my babies i keep them in a large basin.i think you need to re home them else where

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
22 May 2012
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post #7 of 10 Old 09-06-2010, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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too small to be rehomed and i dont have any other tanks. u keep them in a basin? what u mean? with filter and heater?
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post #8 of 10 Old 09-09-2010, 06:08 AM
room temp is at 28 so i only change and add old tank water.left a plant in it for them to hide

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4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #9 of 10 Old 09-09-2010, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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thanks. i only have 4 left now :( never mind.
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post #10 of 10 Old 09-09-2010, 10:49 AM
at least theres still 4 so dont give up

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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