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Old 01-09-2011, 09:34 PM   #1 
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Unbelievable, I'm in shock...

I cannot help but stop and check on each creature in each of my tanks everytime I pass by. With one in the dining room and one in the living room, this is often.

As I was passing by the 5 gal. in the livingroom, I didn't see Ted, only the two ghost shrimp. It's kind of happened before, but within a few seconds he pops his head out of his cave thingy. This time he didn't. Everything was pulled out of the tank, the filter was dumped in case he may have been in there. No Ted.

My fish is gone. The tank has a lid (it's the 5 gal. Wal-Mart tank). There is an opening in the back where the filter fits snuggly into. I cannot for the life of me figure out how he got out. He's not on the table, behind the table or under the table. I have dogs.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:59 PM   #2 
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hah this happened to me before. i got a grow a tadpole set when i was a kid. it grew into a frog and somehow got out. i think my parents released it though. they were like, it grew into a frog and hopped away. i looked everywhere in my room. but as for a fish, thats wierd.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:29 PM   #3 
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ACK! I'm so sorry :( I freak out every time I walk by my tank I don't immediately see Xander. Did you check the hood to make sure he didn't jump up and get stuck up there?

I would say I hope you find him, but there's probably not too much hope for a fish that jumps out of there tank. :(

I'm sorry - that's awful
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:30 AM   #4 
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My friend had bought herself a gorgeous King Betta that somehow jumped out of her tank and passed away. I wish I could give you advice but the only thing I can tell you is that there's not much hope for a fish out of water.
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:44 AM   #5 
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Really sorry. Just so I know to avoid those tanks... is there really enough room between the filter and the lid for him to have squeezed through?
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:05 PM   #6 
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Maybe the shrimp got to him. You never know.

Or he turned invisible and flew away.

I'm sorry for your loss. I really am. Maybe he buried himself in the rocks of your tank. It could be possible but unlikely.
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Old 01-10-2011, 12:39 PM   #7 
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I'm so sorry about that! Did you ever find him? My Maximus did the same disappearing act. Guess where I found him... he wiggled under a fake rock formation and got inside thru a hole in the bottom. Unbelievable!
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:27 PM   #8 
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Really sorry. Just so I know to avoid those tanks... is there really enough room between the filter and the lid for him to have squeezed through?
This is a RARE occurence and there is nothing wrong with those tanks - I own three of them and LOVE them!!!

SO sorry about your fish.
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:34 PM   #9 
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That's really strange...I've had fish jump out of my tanks before and sometimes they wiggle so far from the tank it seems almost impossible. I would say just keep looking in the general area and a little farther, although you say you have dogs so it is a possibility they might have found him first =/ Sorry
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:49 PM   #10 
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That can be so frustrating.....I had one jump through a dime size hole once and I had one jump and I found him stuck to the wall behind the curtains....its amazing what these guys can do sometimes......hope you find him and if not...sorry for your loss.....
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