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Old 06-06-2012, 11:51 PM   #1
 
My fish missing

Hi
I just started an 80 gallon tank and cycled it. After the week was complete, I added four small fish as instructed by my local store. I just got home and two of them are missing, no where to be found??? I am wondering if they went down the tube? What should I do?
Is there a chance of finding them in the sump or the filtration system?

Would it make a bad smell if I leave them there?

thanks in advance.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
 
I would definitely try to find your "missing" fish. From what I've learned so far there could be many possibilities to where they are...they could simply be hiding in the rock/ decoration. I would still search for them because if they are dead in your tank not only will it smell it will cause a spike in your ammonia levels which is dangerous to your other fish
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #3
 
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I've had missing fish twice, and both in newer tanks.

Unfortunately, in both cases i found them caught in the filter media (multi stage)
Whatever your filter set up, pull the media and see what you find. In my case, I don't even know how the fish fit through the intake openings, but apparently did.
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:55 AM   #4
 
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It sounds like your local store was trying to have you cycle the tank but didn't explain what a cycle is. http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/f...m-cycle-38617/ This article will explain the aquarium cycle.

I wouldn't be surprised if your missing fish was dead. The others might have eaten them. But first check the filter system. It is entirely possible they could be in there.
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