Bristlenose Pleco's ~ Disappearing Never to be Seen Again...

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PewPewChris

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I've had two very small bristlenose pleco's put into my 10 gallon quaratine tank...both have disappeared...and I don't mean like are hiding, I mean are no longer in the tank. I have 2 assassin snails and 3 harlequin rasbora's in there...that's it.

Do they just die and rot away under some rock? Cleaning today, nada...
 

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I had one disappear a few months ago. Never found a body, just gone. I assume he died and was eaten by snails but really have no idea.
 
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I'm trying to decide if third time is a charm or if I should move on lol
 

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The snails and fish would have eaten the bodies, like double Dutch said. Although once I was babysitting and their 9inch pleco somehow jumped out. However unless you find bodies outside the tank the snails would have eaten them
 

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Rule one of QT, check the tank in detail twice daily, otherwise it's a waste of time to do it. If a fish the size and structure of an Ancistrus is vanishing - they take time to either decompose or be eaten. Eliminate the number of hiding places.
 

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