Dead fish with no belly?

Al1ce

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Hi all, woke up this morning to one of my biggest cardinal tetras dead at the bottom with the whole of his belly missing? I only have these tetras , guppies and Cory Doras and assassin snail, I have had that fish a long time, I am just wondering if he died and other fish have eaten his belly? All the other fish seem fine along with my baby guppies. I know these fish can get a disease but not sure if it was sick or just died of age, don’t want other fish being affected if they eaten it, how will I know? Thanks
 

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howard_hopkinson

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Yes, the other fish will have started eating him. Sometimes a fish dies and no body is ever found due to other fish eating it.
 

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The tetra die first then got eaten. Sorry for your loss.
 

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it has bulging eyes. post some pictures of your other fish so we can check them for diseases.

do a 75% water change and gravel clean the substrate every day for a week.

clean the filter if it hasn't been done in the last 2 weeks.
 
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