I have an issue that I would like some help with. In June while I attended the convention in Georgia; I managed to bring home a small madtom catfish. In addition to this; I collected some Darters and Sculpins from a local creek. Everyone was doing fine. I went to the Ichs and Herps convention in New York and worked my way back home to Kentucky. When I got home; all the Darters, Sculpins, and the one Madtom has disappeared.
Here is what I have done. I have collected a single Darter and Sculpin and placed these small specimens into the tank specifically set up for creek fish. They seem to be doing quite well so far. The mystery is that there are no carcasses, not skeletal remains at all. I have even put dead minnows into the tank to see if the very small crayfish could of disposed of the the remains, but even though that have eaten some of the minnows; you can still make out the skeletal remains.
Where did the 16 fish go. Nothing around the tank indicating that they jumped out, and no remains in the filtration system.