Yeah I have lifted up all rocks and bogwood and even inside the filter but nothing. So the GAE could really have eaten them? I didn't think they were carnivorous, he never eats the bloodworms/pellets/flakes....??
Hi there I have a tank which as of two weeks ago had: 2 clown loach (approx 8 cms long) one GAE/sucking loach (approx 15 cms long) one penguin tetra (approx 5 cms long)
and some new additions (added a couple of months ago): 2 flame tetra (both quite small a few cms long) one black phantom tetra (now 3 1/2 cms long) two mollies (both about 3 1/2 cms long) and one siamese fighting fish (about 3 cms long).
A couple of weeks ago one of my flame tetra went lame and I noticed the gold mollie was having a go at it, nibbling and attacking it. It had lost it's buoyancy and I didn't want it to be eaten alve so I made the difficult decision to euthanase it. Last week the other flame tetra literally disappeared overnight. I looked for it but assumed it had suffered a similar fate and been eaten by another fish. Today my black mollie has disappeared overnight. I have searched everywhere and it is nowhere to be seen. I did a 10% water change yesterday and I'm sure it was there then and was fine.
I'm worried one of the fish is eating the others. The only ones that I think are big enough to do so are the GAE (but I thought it was an algae eater only and not carnivorous) and the clown loaches (but they seem quite tame).
Please if anyone can help me with this mystery I would be really grateful as I am worried about the remaining fish.