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biokid101 09-25-2009 05:52 AM

lost fish in tank!!!?
hiya i posted this story in my other thread but im gonna put it here. mypregnant swordtail fish is lost inside my 46 galllon tank. there is no place for her to hide for her size. do you think she is giving birth? or is she just gone? i checked the filter and nothing.she loves to eat and i fed them just a little to see if she would come up but nothing. im scared she was pregnant and i want baby fry i dont have any now but my other fish gave birth two days ago but they all got eaten. it was an unexpected delivery because i just bought her the day before.

kitten_penang 09-25-2009 06:06 AM

try to put plants or empty pots or drift wood so that the babbies can hide.if you dont see it for too long i think it's sorry to say that.

biokid101 09-25-2009 02:15 PM

its fine and my pregnant mother was behind the fish tank for who knows how long!!!!! my dad went to go throw it in the toilet then when he put it in it started to swim and she is ok hopefully now but we just lost one of our angelfish RIP zebra

redlessi 09-26-2009 03:55 PM

did you cycle your tank before adding fish?

Herky 09-26-2009 04:27 PM

I had a similar thing just happen...I just transferred all my fish from a 29 gallon to a new 55 gallon, and one of my corys is GONE. I had 3 now 2. I never saw it dead, they usually only came out of hiding at night so I never really thought anything of it, but it is nowhere...I took all the plants/deco out of the 29's just not in there. I can't find the pleco that was in there either, now that I mention it... I was going to find him a different home, and he is/was very small. Two fish, just gone? Very, very strange.

biokid101 09-26-2009 04:34 PM

what do u mean by cycle the tank?

biokid101 09-26-2009 04:36 PM

herky check all around ur fish tank the cory might be around there cause they are known for their jumps out of tanks i heard! the pleco hmmm i have no idea how that can disappear. i think they r to slow to jump pleco is about 4 inches and its really slow haha. did u find the fish yet herky?

biokid101 09-29-2009 05:38 AM

she escaped again!!!! i dont know how she does it cause the filter is right next to the only opening she can go thru and its one of those filters that spill the water back in fast so she might have escaped thru there.

redlessi 09-29-2009 11:28 AM


Originally Posted by biokid101 (Post 248763)
what do u mean by cycle the tank?

there is a article on the forum regarding the nitrogen cycle and you should definitely read it. if you cant find it let me know and I will find it for you.

biokid101 09-29-2009 12:27 PM

ok i found out what it was and i will ask my parents if they would like to do that thank you.

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