The mysterious disappearing reappearing fish.
Well, we had quite a fishy adventure today!
This morning we got up, did the morning feeding and did the headcount in our aquarium ... 6 shrimp, 1 oto, and 3 platies ... WHAT! Where did Blue go!
We looked all over the place, checked under all the decorations, moved everything around the aquarium. No sign of our blue platy, anywhere ... We figured she died giving birth and the other fish/shrimp finished her off during the night.
Later this afternoon, my girlfriend decides to save the babies and while she's doing that, I rumage in the filter to get one of the foam blocks out. I squeeze the basket in the AC30 to remove it and who pops out? Blue!
Apparently our old female scared her do bad she jumped out, into the basket for the AC30 and she's been stuck there since last night. From what we can see, she's not doing too badly. A few missing scales, but no much else from what we can see. We added some extra Aquaplus to help her slime coat and we've got our fingers crossed so she gets better.
Just thought I'd let you all in on our adventure and to tell you that before you declare a fish MIA, check everywhere.
PS: Any ideas about what to do with a mean old platy? She's bullying all the other platies.
My AC Fish Gallery:
Another gallery with my fish
21 Gallon - 3 Ornate Tetras, 7 Pencilfish, 1 Oto cat, 7 Amano shrimp, 1 Peckoltia brevis, 1 clown pleco
15 Gallon - 1 clown pleco, 6 threadfin rainbows
10 Gallon - 7 Galaxy Rasboras, 4 Betta rutilans, Cherry shrimp, 1 Hillstream Loach
65 Gallon - Cycling!
i had a friend who's loach used to hang out in their HOB. like it was his own personal condo. no idea how he would get in there, but thats where he like to be... fish can do weird things sometimes.
At least you found blue, I hope she gets well again. As for the mean platy you can try taking her out for a few days and leaving her by herself, then try putting her back in. This would make her the newbie and maybe cut down on the territories a bit. Platies can go either way I find some can have a really nice temperment while others are just bullies.
90g Cichlid- Green Terror, Severum, Firemouth, Blood Parrot
46g Fluval Vincenza - Angel Fish, Blue Rams, Planted
48 Gallon Saltwater Reef with sump
Congrats on finding Blue... woooo close call... Luckily she jumped into the basket.... Take out the aggressive fdish for awhile and then reintroduce it to see if tension has calmed down a little... Good luck!!!!
75 Gallon South Cichlid: Tiger Oscar and Jack Dempsey
55 Gallon GT Tank: 1 Male GT and 8 Giant Danio
20 Gallon Long: Waiting for eco-complete planted red substrate that has been delayed 2 weeks due to weather.
"Don't buy fish at Wal-Mart then go to your local fish store for help when they die. Goto your local fish store first and get educated. It will save you money and many many fishes lives."
i all so once had a whip tailed cat fish vanish ,and i removed all plants and rocks from the tank and still no sighn i was very baffled,then one morning large as life there it was stuck to the side of the tank.i soon discoverd it was burrowing into the pea gravel.and we think we are smart.