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Disappearing Neon Tetras

Discussion in 'Tropical Discussion' started by stephen57911, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. stephen57911

    stephen57911 Member

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    hi last week i bought 10 neon tetras now im down to 6 they just keep disappearing i think there being eatan but i didnt think my other fish would do this in the tank i have a 6"plec 5" clown loach 2 green sword tail 15 guppies and a opaline gourami would these eat my tetras ????
     
  2. Mybbygotsauz

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    haha, my vote is without a doubt on the clown loach
    very aggressive fish when they get to their sizes
    5" clown loach could easily eat neons, i bet that the loach is responsible
    but if the loach isnt the problem then the next choice has to be the gourami
    hope this helps
     
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    Could also be that the Neons are dying from some other cause, and the Clown Loach and the Pleco are eating the dead off the bottom. But yeah, I am picturing a Clown Loach looking like the cat that ate the canary. :look: I would turn the tank off at night, leave a small room light on, and observe. Neons tend to go down and rest near the bottom at night, right in the feeding zone for the Clown Loach.
     
  4. stephen57911

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    my bet was on the gourami hes very agresive chases all the other fish around might have to find a new home for him
     
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    Do you have a stingray filter in your tank?I lost a few neons that got stuck behind the filter.Replaced it with an Aquaball and no more missing neons.
     

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