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    Missing Hippo Tang

    i had 2 of them one day in top health and the next day i had one. all my fish and corals are doing great eating well swimming well parameters are perfect. the only thing that i can think of is that my 2 huge BTA's eat the Tang. i know that my PBT and hippo are alway grazing on the algea on the glass right next to the BTAs. is it possible for a BTA to eat a 3 inch fat hippo tang???

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    Anything is possible but I am sure it would be such a large meal that unless the BTA is very large you would have seen some evidence of the mishap.
    Rob

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    i checked everywhere i mean EVERYWHERE i just don't see him dead or alive......... there where no signs of sickness

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    I'd say it is almost impossible for a bta to snag a healthy hippo- or any healthy fish. If it wasn't doing well and weakened, then maybe. Keep in mind that Hippos like to wedge themselves into rocks to sleep and probably to die as well, He could be between two rocks that you can't see behind and by tomorrow he'll have been eaten up by the hermits, stars and bacteria.
    It happens, sometimes fish die, just like people, for no reason.
    Matt.

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    Have you checked around the tank? under the stand, behind the tank, in the overflow, sump, drain lines etc. Has there been a change in water clarity, color, smell or parameters since his disappearance? Weather we can find proof or not nothing that big will disapear with out a trace.
    Rob

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    Have you checked on the floor behind or next to the tank?
    I am Homer of BORG... Prepare to be..OOOO!! DONUT!!!!!!

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