Last week I added a few pounds of base rock. I it had sitting in a tub of distilled water with a powerhead running.
Anyway, I was as careful as possible to make sure that I wasn't toppling rocks, or creating sandstorms, or anything like that. The next day my nem looked he just had a big meal, and my mandarin was nowhere to be found. (The fiance named him Fez, and was very attached to him) I have had him for about four months.
A week goes by and I am convinced that either I squished him, or my anemone ate him. I was upset.
Last night,, I'm downstairs when the sump light comes on and I stick my head down there to see if my algae's growing. I see a little sploch of color swimming around the sump, and low and behold, the Mandarin!
He somehow made the trip over he baffle and down the pipes! He survived and didn't get sucked up the return pump. I snatched him out of the sump and plopped him back in the Display! I was so excited, I woke up the fiance to tell her he was alive (she wasn't too appreciative at 11:30...oh well).
I am glad he made it. He is one of my favorites.