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Pufferfish22 11-03-2011 08:27 AM

Where did he go, could they have eaten him that quick?
 
I have a biorb full of male guppies, european neon tetras, harlequin rasboras and red tetras, last night my black pencil guppy was swimming around happy as pie yet this morning he has vanished, no sign of him what so ever, have done a water change this morning and replaced the air stone so have had the thing completely stripped down bare and still no sign of him, the only thing I can presume is that the other fish ate him over night, is this possible with this group of supposedly peaceful fish? :cry:

GwenInNM 11-03-2011 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22 (Post 882954)
I have a biorb full of male guppies, european neon tetras, harlequin rasboras and red tetras, last night my black pencil guppy was swimming around happy as pie yet this morning he has vanished, no sign of him what so ever, have done a water change this morning and replaced the air stone so have had the thing completely stripped down bare and still no sign of him, the only thing I can presume is that the other fish ate him over night, is this possible with this group of supposedly peaceful fish? :cry:


Now that seems mysterious. I can't imagine those fish would eat him. Beyond that he jumped out, and you have a cat or something that could have taken him. . . . or he died suddenly and all those fish ate him and left nothing behind. Wow. Curious what others say. Do you have crazy roommates that would play a trick on you?

Gwen

Groovysunflowers 11-03-2011 11:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22 (Post 882954)
I have a biorb full of male guppies, european neon tetras, harlequin rasboras and red tetras, last night my black pencil guppy was swimming around happy as pie yet this morning he has vanished, no sign of him what so ever, have done a water change this morning and replaced the air stone so have had the thing completely stripped down bare and still no sign of him, the only thing I can presume is that the other fish ate him over night, is this possible with this group of supposedly peaceful fish? :cry:

How small was the guppy that vanished? and are your other fish full grown or fairly bigger? I had two guppies at one point, a yellow fancy and a blue fancy, and the blue fancy disappeared over night. He was a few cm smaller than the yellow one, and i came to terms with it being eaten..No matter how peaceful a fish is, the rule is that a fish will eat any other fish that can fit in its mouth. One reason why people always mention their fish being pregnant, and then having all the babies disappear...its because they got eaten. Fish don't eat fish flakes in the wild...

Pufferfish22 11-04-2011 02:26 PM

They're in a biorb which has a lid so no way that it jumped out, and I don't have room mates, just annoying kids!! So I guess they ate him :cry: He was a middle sized guppy, I've got 2 bigger ones that are new and one tiny one. Would they only eat him if he was dead or would they eat him alive? He seemed fine when I went to bed :-?

Groovysunflowers 11-04-2011 05:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22 (Post 884211)
They're in a biorb which has a lid so no way that it jumped out, and I don't have room mates, just annoying kids!! So I guess they ate him :cry: He was a middle sized guppy, I've got 2 bigger ones that are new and one tiny one. Would they only eat him if he was dead or would they eat him alive? He seemed fine when I went to bed :-?

They would definitely eat him alive, and if you've ever been to wal-mart where they have fish, you'll often see fish nipping on dead tankmates too...as long as it can fit in a bigger fish's mouth, it can and most often will get eaten alive or dead, but most likely alive...thats why they always say you have to be careful about who you house your fish with...you obviously wouldnt want to put an African Cichlid in with a group of baby guppies or neon tetras, as those will become lunch to the bigger fish...I've lost plenty of "fry" (those are newborn fish) to my regular sized catfish and even the fry's parents, because its instinctual.

Pufferfish22 11-04-2011 05:30 PM

The fish are all about the same size would they have just turned on him and eaten him?

Groovysunflowers 11-04-2011 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22 (Post 884377)
The fish are all about the same size would they have just turned on him and eaten him?

if he was a slower-swimming fish compared to the rest of them, its very well possible. you'd be surprised what fish can fit into another's mouth. After all, if you've completely cleaned dry the tank and he was gone, the only other options are that it got sucked into the filter (and with a bio-orb i find that next to impossible) or eaten.

Groovysunflowers 11-04-2011 05:49 PM

From my guesses, I would think the rasboras probably ate him, they are considerably bigger than guppies..

Pufferfish22 11-04-2011 06:29 PM

:cry: thank you x

Groovysunflowers 11-04-2011 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Pufferfish22 (Post 884454)
:cry: thank you x

no problem, Im sorry for your loss :/ but i hope i helped give you some closure


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