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    I used to have 4 goldfish. Now I have 3.

    He has been missing for 2 days. I have moved every decoration, took apart my filter, scoured the surrounding area for a jumper (even though I have a glass top), emptied out and looked behind the tank stand, but to no avail. Any other places I should check? I know he's probably long dead by now

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    Dead likely and consumed. What size tank is this?
    8 tanks running now:
    1x 220 gallon, 2x55 gallon, 1x40 gallon long, 1x29 gallon, 1x20 gallon long, 1x5.5 gallon, 1x2 gallon
    Gouramis, barbs, rasboras, plecos, corys, tetras, fancy guppies, swordtails, ottos, rainbow shark, upside-down catfish, snails, and Max and Sparkles the bettas.

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    What size tank is it?
    Chances are he died off, then everyone else ate him before you noticed the death.
    A meal is a meal to fish.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    It's an extremely understocked 125 gallon, 4 goldfish ranging from 3" to 4", with one juvenile pleco. They're fed small amounts 3 times a day and I've never seen them nip at each other. The fish in question is far to large to fit in any of their mouths and he had no signs of sickness previously.

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    Doesn't matter if it's too big to fit in their mouths.
    If it died for some reason, chances are the goldfish and pleco could have easily finished off the body in a short enough time that you now can't find it. Most omnivores I'm aware of actually rip pieces out of their food, not swallow them whole.
    A severe lack of trichogaster.

    Just because your Gourami is sick does not mean it is always Iridovirus, DGIV, Gourami Disease, et cetera.
    Look at all the other factors in your tank before coming to this conclusion.

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    Fair enough. Thanks for the help!

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    I can not believe it!

    I did some thorough cleaning of the tank today, and didn't notice any different. I came back later this evening, and noticed another goldfish swimming in my tank! He didn't get eaten after all! He is in really rough shape though, starved, bad septicemia and some lost scales, but my hospital tank is almost finished its cycle, so I really hope he pulls through.

    Some how, he survived being trapped somewhere that I still haven't figured out, for two weeks.

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    Wow - keep us posted. That is one tough goldfish, I sure hope he makes it.
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    Tough little guy, I hope he recovers, you may want to do some extra water changes to help him along.

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    And get rid of any decorations he may have gotten trapped in.

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