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HardCory 10-27-2009 08:47 AM

God just doesn't want me to have nice things
I woke up this morning and found my newly aquired Scribbled Rabbitfish stuck face first in a pump. Then, as I was pulling him out, I noticed that my tank looked slightly empty. Low and behold, another new resident that I was hopng would become a long lasting member on the tank's HSA, was looking rather...dead; My Purple Firefish. Th fish that I've always wanted and just couldn't say no at Pecto, when they had him listed as Red...with the same price of $14.99. Anyways, this isn't as much of a memorial as it is a rant and rave. I'm very upset that my 2 fish died but howcome God mocks me? As soon as I start to look at my tank and say, "Maybe 1 more fish and then I'm done buying." "My tank is finally looking nice," something happens. Whatever. Back to the drawing board.

DJ Scribbles
My Flameboyant "Red" Firefish

Jack Middleton 10-27-2009 10:18 AM

Hmm, can't really agree with you that you should blame god for your fishes deaths, not that i believe anyway. But I think you should outline any possible problems first, such as water parameters etc

HardCory 10-28-2009 09:55 AM

It was a pump. They got stuck in the pump.

JouteiMike 10-28-2009 10:19 AM

Sorry about your losses.

I do have a suggestion for you, and it involves a personal experience for me. A while back I was doing maintenance on a Whisper 40 filter and took off the strainer that goes on the beginning of the intake tube. I left it running and I figured it would only be for roughly 5 minutes maximum, so it should be fine. But low and behold when I returned from cleaning the strainer, I found one of my weather loaches stuck in the intake! Luckily the flow of the filter was lowered less than half, but he managed to get stuck. So now I never leave tubes for filters or pumps open. A sponge or filter floss placed at the intake of any pump, filter, or powerheads that have an opening with no strainer/fish guard should solve future problems with fish getting stuck in them.

Best of luck in the future! Don't give up yet.

HardCory 10-28-2009 02:22 PM


willow 10-28-2009 04:08 PM

it's not's the Gremlins...........
that are living under your bed.

sorry for your loss.

HardCory 10-30-2009 09:25 AM

lol. I though so!

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