02-18-2011, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by aunt kymmie
In my tank I started out with 21 cardinals and I'm now done to just 13. The little suckers keep getting sucked up and into the overflow (or into the mouth if my Pictus) they go, only to be sucked up against the prefilter. I've never had a spike in water parameters because of this, they are so little and the tank is a 100. I wouldn't think you'd see a spike either. They are delicate fish, especially when they are new to the tank. If they can make it past the first month or so they generally will live a long time. It's possible the ones you purchased from the LFS weren't incredibly hardy because they were fresh arivals to the store? Typical of neons, cardinals, otos, etc, to be less hardy when they are newly arrived.
I so forgot about this thread! These Neons were so tiny, K ~ I just knew a few would go:(
I have been trying to count my Rummynose Tetras but they just won't play well and STOP for an accurate number! lol!
Originally Posted by Blabomb
No there is no way they will cause an ammonia spike in a tank that big. But I would be willing to bet that they are laying on the bottom of your tank somewhere. When you are looking for them be sure to look from all angles (front, back, sides, and top) and under/around all plants/decorations because the glass and water together distorts your vision and it is very easy to overlook that small of a fish. I have a 55g tank and I spent about 10 minutes trying to find a zebra danio that died the other day. Keep looking and goodluck!
I will keep looking! Now, there is no way they could be in my AQ110's right? If I have sponges over the intake?
I have known people that found a few discus in the filters and on the floor.