Haven't seen my firefish for days

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  1. Fisherman

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    Hi guys

    It's been two days since I've last saw my firefish! Normally he hides underneath some rock hardly comes out, but I do see him feeding occasionally at least once a day. I'm now starting to think that he might have died.. What test will give me an indication of whether he is alive or not.. Any advice?
     
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  3. dallasg

    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Ammonia or nitrite but that could be the cause

    He has probably found a new burrow
     
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    Check around the Tank on the OUTSIDE!!! They like jumping too!!
     
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    i have 2 and at one stage i could never find or see the other one and 4 days later i see them both swimming in the middle of the tank
     
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    Ja my one fire also jumped with my first tank.
     
  7. Fisherman

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    Ok so I checked ammonia and nitrite levels both 0.
    Checked everywhere around the tank and outside the tank.. Just can't seem to spot him!
    Is it ok if he doesn't feed for a couple of days, not sure if that's normall.
     
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    trad Fish, thats the word!

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    I had one jump out the tank check again.....
     
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    my one just dissapeard from my tank no sign of him ever again.
     
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    If he is dead inside the tank. And you got enough bristle worms for example, you will not find it again. Neither should you notice a spike in any parameter. That is, if your clean up crew is sufficient. Depending on total system volume as well, you will likely never notice anything.

    Sorry.

    else it could be in hiding.
     
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    I suspect he has been extinguished:blush:
     
  12. Fisherman

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    Hi guys

    Just like to report that my firefish is alive and kicking..:thumbup:
    He finally came out of hiding? I really thought that I had lost him..
    He doesnt seem to be sick, not sure what the reason for him going into hiding was.

    Thanks for the help guys!!!
     
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    I've often had the little buggers hide for ages. Not sure why they do it.
     
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    Glad to hear he's still well and kicking!!, :thumbup:
     
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    Good to see all is good again:)
     
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