Ok where is my missing damsel HELP

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Ok at 12.00 I had 4 damsels and now only have 3 I have looked all over the tank in the sump and as best I can under the rocks all to no avail I have also put some food in to tempt him out again nothing.. not floating anywhere ..

Has anyone got any ideas of what's happened to him the tank is lightly stocked as I want to take things slow it has the other 3 damsels and a couple of clowns in other than that there is just the CUC which are 2 red shrimp and 2 cleaner and my snails .. I cant figure out what has happened ...could any of the shrimp have mugged it....


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Reply #1

They can hide up for a day easy if it has died then the CUC will soon munch it away to nothing.

I was missing a chromis for 3 days and eventually found it in my sump even though I had checked in there a few times.

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Reply #2

What damsel is it? Cromis are very fragile.

Assuming you've a ball valve on your plumbing, open that and see if you've a dead fish fired into the sump.

Also no marine fish float when they die. They stay down for food. Some freshwater fish float, as birds can eat them, which is less likely at sea. No idea if that's by design but makes sense. Depends on what their swim bladders decide on death.
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Well no sign of him today .. not in the sump as for the species they are not the aggressive damsels and only grow to 1.5" he wasnt the smallest .. and apart from ripping all the rock out I don't know where he is .. there are hiding places and plenty of  places they swim through the rock and sometimes hide for a bit , but always come out after a few minutes  into the open..

Looks like he has bitten the dust for what ever reason ....there one minute gone the next .. just another strange event .. I had this with my freshwater set up I had a load of cardinals and my Discus and then one day there where 15 the next 10 and then gone ... I put it down to my Discus eating them ,, but this one is a bit strange as there is nothing in the tank that has a mouth big enough to eat each other...


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Could it have jumped out? I found a newly bought clown down the back of my tank once.

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Ah the old "did he jump or was he pushed question?" well a week on nothing no sign he either needs to be signed up by MI5 or he has gone to the great fish heaven.. pity really as 3 just doesn't look the same as 4

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Reply #6

My big algae blenny just vanished and been missing around 2 weeks now I had a small nitrate spike after he had been missing about a week and a half so presume it's no longer in there and became crab and shrimp dinner :(

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