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Old 03-12-2011, 02:26 PM   #1 
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He disappeared?

So i got my new betta for my 10gal on wednesday and he has happily been swimming around enjoying himself. This morning I was watching him swim and He was just having a blast, and I went out to get him some tank mates. (5 rasbora's and 2 zebra snails) and when i came down stairs to check on him.. He was no where to be found? My tank is only 10gal, with lots of plants, a skull thing (which i lifted and he wasn't there) and a piece of drift wood that you can't really get into.. The tank has a hood so its not like he could have gotten out, and I checked the filter just incase. Not there either. Now he has 5 fishies swimming around and 2 snails and hes still not there. Starting to get worried now but I dont know how he could have just vanished?
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:31 PM   #2 
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oooh no! check around your tank really well. Bettas are excellent jumpers.Hopefully he is just hiding somewhere in the tank real well.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:35 PM   #3 
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Yea i hope so too! But the tank is fully covered. I just dont understand!! D:
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #4 
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Is there any way he could have jumped out the cutout area where the filter goes?
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:48 PM   #5 
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Nope! I checked all around even if he could have. Im stunned! and sad! I hope hes asleep somewhere.. :(
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:52 PM   #6 
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There was one time that I thought my first Betta had completely disappeared.

He was just hiding in the corner behind the filter and I didn't notice him.

Check all the odd little places he could be- behind the filter, under the plants, etc.

We have had mollies and plecos jump out of our 20 gallon guppy tank that does have a hood on it. It happens.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:59 PM   #7 
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There was one time that I thought my first Betta had completely disappeared.

He was just hiding in the corner behind the filter and I didn't notice him.

Check all the odd little places he could be- behind the filter, under the plants, etc.

We have had mollies and plecos jump out of our 20 gallon guppy tank that does have a hood on it. It happens.
Oh no. But wouldnt I have found him around the tank if he had jumped?
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:06 PM   #8 
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He's a magician and did *poof* I'm gone *lol*!!
Hope u find him and that he's ok!
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #9 
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Take everything out, if you can, he might be hiding in a forgotten corner. Bettas can squeeze through the smallest openings. I saw it with my own eyes today when Pallas jumped and it was too late to save him. I really hope you find your guy!
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Old 03-12-2011, 03:27 PM   #10 
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Oh my I just did and hes not anywhere! :( How the hell do you loose a fish! Oh man. I just dont get how I didn't even find a carcass if he is dead?
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