View Full Version : Mysterious Fish Disapearances

04-11-2011, 02:26 AM
:cry: Lately, every time I get a new fish, it almost always disappears in the next few days. Im pretty sure that it isnt my fault, like, it didnt die or anything. Here are my levels:
ph: 8.2
amm, nitri, and nitra all at 0.
s.g: 1.025

I bought a royal dottyback around a month ago, but she dissapeared. So did the firefish I bought 3 weeks after that. Then, two days ago I bought both a royal gramma and a neon goby. The royal gramma is gone, but the goby is perfectly fine. I also have two clownfish, and a peppermint shrimp and they're fine as well.

The suspect I would think to be the culprit might be a hungry hitchhiker crab... other than that...its a mystery:neutral:

04-11-2011, 02:37 AM
yea you might have got a mantis as a hitchhiker. Have you had any snails or crabs or shrimp go missing ?

04-11-2011, 02:37 AM
Or maybe a mantis shrimp.

Edit: I was one minute too late.

04-11-2011, 03:04 AM
yeah, i did have one of my snails go missing awhile ago....if it is a mantis, is there any way of catching it?

04-11-2011, 03:07 AM
there very very hard to catch you'll have to lure it out with food and with other fish in the tank that might be tough. i know you can buy fish traps that also might do the trick.

04-11-2011, 03:09 AM
alright...thanks for the info. This really sucks, though.:cry:

04-25-2011, 01:56 AM
Did you ever confirm what it was?

04-25-2011, 05:23 AM
How large is the tank and how is it set up? You might have also purchased fish caught with methods that have poor survivability too!