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Missing Betta

Discussion in 'General Freshwater' started by SharkBait, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. SharkBait

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    It's been about 8 years since I last posted...

    But I am curious.. I recently bought a crown-fin betta for my son about a month ago and last night I couldn't find him. Today he's still not there.

    I did a partial water change and pulled out the decorations. His body isnt anywhere in the tank or in the decorations or under my stumpy amazon sword.

    There are only 2 glow-light tetras in the tank with him. Would have they eaten the entire betta body if the betta died? I don't see why he would have died. He looked fine, swimming around, flaring his gills and fins at the edges of the tank etc. Just last night and today.. poof.. nothing.
     
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    Is the tank covered? If not, check on the area outside the tank. Bettas are jumpers, and in an uncovered tank, that often means they carpet surf.
     
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    I had this same thing happen a few weeks back. My male betta disappeared and a week or more later that I discovered his body 7 feet away from the tank.
     
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    Since bettas can breathe atmospheric air they can jump out & survive for a little while...keep looking under & around the tank. Might be a dust covered blob or in a tiny bit of water or damp carpet. Keep looking...
     
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    Did you eventually find it, SharkBait?

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