dead wrasse

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So my wrasse went into hiding after an addition of a new tang. I didnt see any aggression between the two.

The wrasse stayed hidden next to a rock for a week, not eating, and then disappeared - buried himself in the sand somewhere. I cant find him, its been pushing 1.5-2wks, so I assume he is dead. He is probably in the sand under some rockwork, but I'll need to take out the rock to get to him.

What if I leave him? will his carcass cause a massive ammonia spike? My other 4 fish are doing well, and my ammonia/nitrate levels are zero.

Just not sure I need disrupt my corralled rock work in my 50gal redsea cube to find the little guy
 

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I would just leave it as is. It might just come out or be dead. Time will tell. Unless its a 20 gallon or smaller I would not worry about ammonia too much
 

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