I have a strange situation, im new at this hobby i have got a new tank 60L run it for a week with internal filter that came with it as starter kit, after that i bought - 7 Danois (5 zebras and 2 leopard) - 2 Fancy male Guppies - 2 painted Platties (male and femal) - 3 Orange Swordtail (2 Female and 1 male) I think im experiencing a new tank syndrome but not an issue im dealing with it, i went and i bought a new filter (Seachwm tidal 55) its working like magic.
Two nights ago i couldn’t find the male swordtail fish, i have looker every where in the tank removed decorations and nothing was found also checked around the tank if he jumped (i keep the led open) nothing was found.. he just disappeared, i can’t process this matter its bothering me
Has anyone experienced something like this ?! Any suggestions or ideas what happened or where he could be lying dead ?!
I would personally say you way over stocked a new tank to begin with. I’d have only taken 4-6 danios. It can take weeks (months) to cycle a tank fully and grow enough bacteria to keep things healthy.
My guess with the swordtail is it probably died due to the ammonia spike (nitrogen cycle for new tanks) and more than likely the other fish have eaten it. I’d advice keeping the lid on at all times too as fish do jump out of water. I have a Cory catfish who darts to the surface of the water from time to time and if I didn’t have a lid on she’s be out she has that much power in her dart! Lol