Copperband disappeared :(

Discussion in 'Marine Fish Discussions' started by Ishtak, 28 Mar 2012.

  1. Ishtak

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    I purchased a Copperband on friday afternoon. Spent the weekend nursing it through eating and by yesterday morning it had started to eat the frozen brine and even nibbled on some of the flakes the other fish get! BUT when I got home last night the fish was gone. I've searched the entire tank and cant find any traces of the Copperband. The only guy in the tank I can think of to blame could be the Banded Shrimp. Is it possible for them to catch and eat a Copperband??
     
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    if the copperband was stressed and under nourished it may be in hiding and unsure of comming out. but if its died a decent clean up crew will dispose of the body quite quickly, although you would still see the skeleton etc. If its died the body often goes to the back of the circulation pumps or up against the over flow system so check there as well.

    But if that fish was eating and you have a decent pod population it may well be hiding deep in the rock work and resurface later, give him some time maybe its just adjusting to the tank. well i hope so at any rate:)
     
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    Fish can dissapear over night and be completely gone by morning with no trace, depending on the inhabitants of the tank
     
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    How big was or is it?
     
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