One of my tiger barbs died

Rainbow Brite

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Hello all
I have a 14 gallon tank, 6 tiger barbs and 6 white tetras plus a pleco. I came from work to find the pleco finishing off one of the tiger barbs!

I didnt see that it was sick or anything and the others look ok.

Why did it die? Did my pleco kill it?
 

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It's very unlikely that your plec killed the tiger barb, they're very peaceful. Most fish will eat a dead one.

How long has your tank been set up? Do you have water testing kit? In any case, always do a large water change (making sure the new water is warmed and dechlorinated, of course) if anything looks out of the ordinary in your tank.
 

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Watch the rest of your fish carefully. Since it only one, it's possible that it could have been a one-off, bad health fish. However to be on the safe side, I would perform a 50% water change, just in case somehow anything got into the water. Very unlikely, but it happens. If all the others survive the next day or so, I think it's safe to say it was just a one-off.
 
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