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crunchie Fri 08-Apr-05 19:19:50

Has anyoine come across this before, we have had 2 goldfish for a couple of years and when I went to feed them there was only one Seriously I have no idea what has happened, except that I forgot to feed them for about a week
Has one eaten teh other??

starshaker Fri 08-Apr-05 19:21:12

more than likely yes to be blunt unless it jumped out but im sure u would have found it then

tigi Fri 08-Apr-05 19:36:08

i have two goldfish, but one would have had to dislocate its jaw to get the other one down it! Are you sure its not jumped out and behind a cupboard, has a cat got in?

fairyfly Fri 08-Apr-05 19:37:13

Yeh, they nibble on each others fins too

crunchie Fri 08-Apr-05 19:38:18

They are in a bowl, with a lid which even the kids can't open !!!

giraffeski Fri 08-Apr-05 19:38:48

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thedogmother Fri 08-Apr-05 19:38:59

Surely it wouldn't have eaten the WHOLE fish?

Tadpoles eat each other though, if there's not enough food for them, so for those of you who have got tadpoles in a jar somewhere, remember to give them some fish food or something.

tigi Fri 08-Apr-05 19:45:59

Found this quote on another site for you.....

| Posted by: swallowtail at 06 Mar 2005 15:46

What sort of fish are they? Goldfish/other coldwaters don't eat each other unless they're of vastly different sizes (and even then they're more likely just to take chunks out of each other).

Tropical fish on the other hand love to eat each other if they can...have you got different-sized species, or anything particularly agressive (eg Siamese fighting fish?)

The biggest cause of death (other than cannibalism!) in fish is overfeeding - feed very sparingly, every other day if you've a generous hand. Also make sure you quarantine new fish to prevent them introducing disease into your tank.

crunchie Fri 08-Apr-05 20:14:29

Well I am toally confused a week ago there were two, now there is one. Go figure

motherinferior Fri 08-Apr-05 20:16:28


tamum Fri 08-Apr-05 20:19:23

I had cannibal gerbils once, does that help??

giraffeski Fri 08-Apr-05 20:19:37

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motherinferior Fri 08-Apr-05 20:20:13

Cannibal gerbils???

Thank god all we have is a fat furry feline.

tamum Fri 08-Apr-05 20:21:20

Yup. It was the babies that got, well, eaten

CarrieG Fri 08-Apr-05 20:22:56

...& I had a right little b$stard of a Russian hamster, murdered his cage mate then took to biting my hands & offering the cat outside...

We've had quite a few tropical fish 'disappear', obviously having been eaten - but they're smaller & there's more of them, so easier to miss half-munched corpses iyswim...

tamum Fri 08-Apr-05 20:23:56

at offering the cat outside!!!

motherinferior Fri 08-Apr-05 20:27:47

And there aren't any decomposed remains floating fishily around?

(although I suppose if one pegged it through natural causes the other might feast on its fresh corpse, mightn't it...)

crunchie Fri 08-Apr-05 20:31:20

Nope no corpse and no cat either!!!

giraffeski Fri 08-Apr-05 20:36:40

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