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My new clown loaches plz help
Old 08-21-2006, 05:46 PM   #31
 
the snail will look for a home migt like that shell
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:20 PM   #32
 
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That is true...K i just put a snail in the tank by the shell. It's the smallest we have in the fountain it is prolly a half an inch. Hope its small enough
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Old 08-21-2006, 06:54 PM   #33
 
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Here's the snail I put in. Hope its not to big. Only about a half an inch.
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Old 08-21-2006, 07:45 PM   #34
 
he probly will eat'em
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:13 PM   #35
 
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Yeah well the snail has gone on the opposite side of the tank from the shell.......Hope they come out though. I wonder if there is like anything that can 'Lure' them out.
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Old 08-21-2006, 08:54 PM   #36
 
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I figured out away to try and feed them. I have little 'syringe?' not sure how to spell it. But i have one of those so i put some flakes in it and filled it up with tank water and stuck it in the shell and it sprayed them into it in little pieces. And i grabed some flakes with my fingers and dropped some in there also....Maybe this will help them come out?
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:46 PM   #37
 
Good work they might come out to nightand eat the snail.
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Old 08-21-2006, 10:29 PM   #38
 
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I have an update....and to start this off i want to say I feel like a piece of crap for a fish owner. I feel so bad right now. So here's the story

After I fed them my swordtail was 'guarding the shell' and my neons and swordtail was eating the food in the shell. I got impatient and really really really worried again. So I filled a bucket up with tank water and took the shell that the clown loaches were in, in the bucket. Than after that I just kept empty'ing the water out and shaking the shell to see if they were even in there/if they would come out. So, I got one to come out! And he was swimming so fast he almost jumped out of the bucket and I felt soooo bad I got really teary eyed. Than I let him settle again, and when I was going to net him in the tank, he went back in the shell! So I just held the shell over my tank and shook it again and I got him to come out, now in my tank ATM.

Here's the sad part of the story....I cant get the other one out. And it smells/reaks of dead fish, really roncy if i must say. So I think the other one is dead, and because of that, i cant get him out of the shell. I have shook it around, swished it with water etc...So I took the shell in my garage and used the air hose to try to 'air' him out of there and still nothing! I dont even know if he's in there or not. I dont know what happened or where he is. He might just be stuck/dead in there and not able to come out.....
I took the big shell out too so that eleminates this EVER happening again. The clown in my tank right now is hiding under a little ' cave ' thingy I made. He is so stressed out I can tell, breatheing hard/was swimming fast. I really hope that he makes it. I will be for sure getting him another mate, to ease him a little bit. And later on probably another one....

Thats my story of how horrible I feel of being a fish owner right now.
But than again I was thinking that I might of saved that fishes life, I dont know of the chance of him ever coming out.......

He is swimming around the tank a little more right now.....I've never ever felt so bad in my life towards any animal...

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Old 08-30-2006, 11:46 PM   #39
 
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Awww Nick :( sorry about your clown loach. I, too, have heard of fish getting stuck in the tank ornaments: my boyfriend had a plecostamus that got stuck in a 'barrell' and died there :( . Another person I knew had his pirana stuck in a fake log; he had to take the fake log out and break it to free the fish. Amazingly the fish survived. Did you get a new clown loach yet?
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Old 08-30-2006, 11:54 PM   #40
 
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Did you get a new clown loach yet?
Yes, he did.
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